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.

District Assessments

Report Cards