At the end of each school year, all students in California public schools take California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, students in grades 5, 8, 11 and 12 take an end-of-year science assessment. Families receive a score report at the beginning of the following school year. State assessments provide many benefits for SFSUD students and teachers.Teachers and students both use end-of-year state assessments to identify strengths and areas for improvement for the incoming school year.
In addition to CAASPP, several other state assessments are administered. Students in grades 5, 7 and 9 take the PFT Physical Fitness test to evaluate their overall physical fitness. English Learner Students in grades TK-12 are administered the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). Along with report cards and district assessments, information from state assessments helps students to understand their academic growth and progress and reflect on areas for improvement in their education.