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San Dieguito Union High School District

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Assessment & Testing

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 data on student performance and progress to assist the decision-making process related to instructional programs and student supports.


For more detailed information about assessments, please visit the SDUHSD Assessment Information Site.


College Board Will No Longer Offer SAT Subject Tests or SAT with Essay

The College Board announced on 1/19/21 that they are discontinuing SAT Essay and Subject Exams in an effort to reduce and simplify demands on students. Students will automatically have their registrations canceled and receive a refund. Students can take the SAT with Essay through the June 2021 SAT administration.

Please review the College Board’s recent update and Frequent Asked Questions about this change for more detailed information. 

ANNUAL testing overview

ANNUAL testing overview

Test Name
Grade(s) Tested
Testing Window
English Language Proficiency Assessment for California ELPAC  7-12
Annual Assessment
February 1 - May 31
Initial Assessment
July 1 - June 30
Renaissance Star Reading and Math Star 7-12
Beginning of the year: Aug/Sept
Midyear: Jan/Feb
End of the year: May
California Healthy Kids Survey CHKS 7, 9, 11 March, biennially in odd-numbered years 
CoVitality CoVitality 7-12 Fall & Spring
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP 7, 8, 11 March - May
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Part of the CAASPP Assessments) SBAC 7, 8, 11 March - May
California Alternate Assessment (Part of the CAASPP Assessments) CAA 7, 8, 11 March - May
California Science Test (Part of the CAASPP Assessments) CAST 8, HS March - May
Early Assessment Program EAP  11 March - May, based on SBAC results
Physical Fitness Test PFT  7, 9
February 1 - May 31
Currently suspended for the 2020-2021 school year per Senate Bill 820. 
Advanced Placement AP 10-12 May
College Entrance Exams (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, ACT) High School Refer to testing organization websites for administration dates and locations.