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Testing & Assessment



As part of multiple measures, San Dieguito Union High School District uses a comprehensive system of state, district, and local assessments that provide data on students to assist the decision-making process related to instructional programs and student supports. Enrolled students' academic records including test scores and grades are accessible to all students and parents via the Aeries online student information system.

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1/2021  College Board Will No Longer Offer SAT Subject Tests or optional SAT Essay.
The College Board announced on 1/19/21 that it is discontinuing SAT Subject Exams and will no longer offer the optional essay on the SAT 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 optional Essay through the June 2021 SAT administration.
Please review the College Board’s recent update and Frequently Asked Questions about this change for more detailed information. 
2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
The College Board announced updated information about 2021 AP Exams.  More information on AP can be found on the College Board's website.
Information about 2021 AP Exams in SDUHSD can be found on the SDUHSD AP Exams website and the AP Exam section of the SDUHSD assessment information website.

Updates Regarding SDUHSD AP Exam administration (emailed on 2/26/2021)

Please look for more detailed updates on the SDUHSD AP Exams website (  in March.
overview ANNUAL testing 

overview ANNUAL testing 

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.