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Required State Assessments

CUSD - California State Assessments

CUSD - California State Assessments



The CAASPP System (California Assessment for Student Performance and Progress) is the  state assessment system, which replaced STAR in 2014-15. The assessments are summative assessments, however all the data is used to inform instruction based on students' strengths and needs. 
There are several components to this system of tests, however for core subjects, there are two main components to it (to date) including the Smarter Balanced Assessments and California Standards Test (CST) for science. There are also other state assessments, including the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and the Physical Fitness Test.  All test data is eventually posted in DataQuest
Science - California Standards Test (CST)

Science - California Standards Test (CST)

  • Though CA is transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new assessment based on these standards will not be ready until approximately 2017-18. Until then, federal mandates requires that CA continue to test students in science.
  • Tested grades: grades 5, 8, and 10 (life science)
  • CUSD students in grades 6, 7, and 8 fully transitioned to the NGSS in 2013-14.  CUSD is transitioning to NGSS for grades K-5 and 9-12.  

  Physical Fitness Test (PFT) 

  California English Language Development Test (CELDT)