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English Language proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC) Initial: All Grades July 1 - October 31

English Language proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC) Summative: All Students Feb 1 May 31

Physical fitness Testing: Grades 5, 7, and 9 February 24 - May 1

Smarter Balances Assessment Consortium (SBAC): Grades 3-8, and 11 March 12 - June 13

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams:  High School May 6 - May 17 (Specific dates for each subject)

California Science Test (CAST):  Grades 5, 8, and 12 March 12 - June 13

CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

On January 1, 2014, California Education Code Section 60640 established the CAASPP System of assessments. The CAASPP - CalEdFacts Web page provides a more detailed overview of the system. The CAASPP System (PDF) includes the following required assessments and additional resources.

2016 CAASPP Results External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 18-Oct-2016) – School, district, county, and statewide summary results.

CAASPP Public Reporting Web Site – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Smarter Balanced Assessments – The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, Interim Assessments, and Digital Library are all part of the CAASPP System.
  • The California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics are given in grades three through eight and grade eleven. The 2017 spring pilot CAA for science will be given to students enrolled in grades five and eight and once in high school (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Science will no longer be administered. Only eligible students may participate in the administration of the CAAs.
  • California Science Tests (CAST) will be piloted in spring 2017. All students enrolled in grades five, eight will be administered the pilot test. High school students will be selected by grade to participate once (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). This new assessment is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards. The California Standards Test (CST) and California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science will no longer be administered.  

From the California Department of Education Website

Parents: Understanding Score Reports

Here are a couple resources which explain how to interpret the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test results you have received in the mail




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TK-5 progress reports

OUSD Standards-Based Student Progress Reports

During the 2014-15 school year, a task force of teachers from across the district collaborated to revise our report cards.  This work resulted in the development of standards-based progress reports for transitional kindergarten through grade five.  

The progress reports include the following:

  • The content areas for English Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the state’s standards
  • A life skills section  
  • The grading based on a numeric rubric to create a fully aligned system from transitional kindergarten through grade five, that more accurately communicates a student’s level of proficiency in each of the essential standards 

Click here to view a video that provides information about the progress reports.


Joshua Thibodeaux
Data Analysis Coordinator

Sheila Goldsberry
Administrative Secretary I