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San Dieguito Union High School District uses a comprehensive system of state, district, and local assessments that provide data to assist in the decision-making processes 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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overview ANNUAL testing 

overview ANNUAL testing 

Test Name Acronym/Website Grade Levels 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 7-12 March
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, 11, some 12 March - May
Early Assessment Program EAP  11 March - May, based on SBAC results
Physical Fitness Test PFT  7, 9 February 1 - May 31
Advanced Placement Exams AP 10-12 May
College Entrance Exams (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, ACT) PSAT/NMSQTACTSAT High School Refer to testing organization websites for administration dates and locations.