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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 (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

March - May

California Science Test (Part of the CAASPP Assessments)

CAST

8, HS

March - May
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)