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San Dieguito Union High School District uses various measures to monitor and ensure student success. The District uses a comprehensive system of state, district, and local assessments that provide us with useful data to assist the decision-making process related to curriculum and instructional practices utilized throughout the district classrooms. 
 

Test Name

Acronym

Grade(s) Tested

Testing Window

California English Language Development Test (Being replaced by ELPAC in 2017-2018)

CELDT

7-12

No longer administered
English Language Proficiency Assessment for California  7-12

Annual Assessment
February - May

Initial Assessment
July - June

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

CAASPP

7, 8, 11

Specific assessments under the CAASPP system each have a designated testing window (listed below).

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Part of the CAASPP Assessments)

SBAC

7, 8, 11

March - May

California Alternate Assessment (Part of the CAASPP Assessments)

CalALT

7, 8, 11

California Science Test (Part of the CAASPP Assessments)

CAST

8, HS

Field Test:
April – July 2018
Operational Test:
January – July 2019
Early Assessment Program EAP
 11 SBAC results are used by the California State Universities as an indicator of readiness for college-level coursework in English and math. 
Physical Fitness Test PFT  7, 9 February - May

Advanced Placement

AP

10-12

May

College Entrance Exams
ACT Refer to websites Refer to websites for administration dates and locations.

California Healthy Kids Survey

CHKS

7-12

Biennial (odd years)