Assessing Student Learning

Why do we need assessments?

Assessments are an important part of SFUSD’s plan for high-quality teaching and learning, which seeks to help all students graduate prepared for college-level coursework and a 21st-century career. Like class assignments and report cards, assessments provide information to schools, teachers and parents as one gauge of student progress toward mastery of grade and/or course learning goals.

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State Assessments

State assessments are annual measures that provide a broad view of a student’s proficiency relative to grade- or course-level standards.  These culminating assessments can provide a general sense of how students and schools are doing for families, school and district leaders, and state policy makers.  State assessments administered in SFUSD are : California Science Test, Smarter Balanced Assessments in Math in and English Language Arts, Physical Fitness Test, and English Language Proficiency Assessment of California.

English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC) will be administered remotely via computer and/or in -person this Spring. Check in with your school site for specific dates and times. Please review the Remote Testing Guidelines and Conditions.

District Assessments

Report Cards