Federal/State Assessments

Federally Mandated Testing

 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – Grades 4, 8, 12

State Mandated Testing


The CAASPP System is intended to provide parents and educators more accurate and actionable information about what students are learning. Because the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC), which are administered as part of the CAASPP System, are computer adaptive, these assessments will also provide better information about the needs and successes of individual students.

EGUSD parents of students who took a CAASPP assessment can expect their student’s score report by the end of August, along with a letter from our superintendent.

Students receive an overall score for each subject, ranging from 2000 to 3000. Overall scores are reported within one of four levels: standard not met, standard nearly met, standard met, and standard exceeded.

CAASPP is California’s statewide testing program which consists of the following assessments:

SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) Assessments

These state standards aligned English language arts/literacy (ELA) and math tests and are administered in grades 3-8 and 11 to measure whether or not students are on track to college and career readiness. These computer adaptive assessments include a variety of item types including, but not limited to:  multiple choice, constructed response, technology enabled/enhanced items, and performance tasks. In grade 11, results from the ELA and math assessments can be used as an indicator of college readiness.

CAST (California Science Tests)

The new computer-based California Science Tests (CAST) measure student acquisition of the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The tests are administered in grades 5, 8, and selected grades in high school. The new computer-based CAST replaces the science California Standards Tests (CST). In 2019, the state will administer the first operational version of CAST and students who take that assessment will receive scores.

CAA (California Alternate Assessments)

The computer-based California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for ELA and math is administered to students with severe cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and 11. Test items are aligned with state standards and are based on the Core Content Connectors. The CAA science is administered in grades 5, 8, and selected grades in high school. CAA science will be administered as an online census field test in 2019 and then an operational assessment in 2020.

Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments.

Understanding Your Child’s Score Report

The California Department of Education (CDE) has created a video titled, “Understanding Your 2016-17 Student Score Report.” Learn about the 2016–17 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Student Score Report of year-end standardized test results.

Entendiendo el reporte individual de los resultados 2016–17 de CAASPP External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 7:02)
Este video les ayudará a usted y a su hijo a comprender el Informe de Puntaje Estudiantil 2016-17 con los resultados de las pruebas de fin de año. Los distritos recibirán un Informe de Puntaje Estudiantil para cada estudiante. Estos informes serán distribuidos a los padres.

We encourage families to contact their child’s principal and teachers if they have any questions about test results.

CAASPP Resource Links

CAASPP Student Score Report Information – CA Department of Education
Resources and guides for parents or guardians to help interpret the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) student score report.

Sample CAASPP Student Score Report

Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports – CA Department of Education
These CDE guides are a one-page resource for parents and guardians to help understand the student score reports. These guides are available in English, Spanish, Armenian (Eastern), Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hmong, Korean, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, and Vietnamese.

 CAASPP Frequently Asked Questions (CDE Website)

ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California)

The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It is comprised of two separate English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to identify students’ English Language Proficiency level and to measure their progress in learning English.  Within 30 days of enrollment in a California school, a student who speaks a primary language other than English, and has not taken the CELDT or ELPAC before, and has not been classified before as an English learner will be given the Initial ELPAC Assessment, based on answers provided on the Home Language Survey. The Initial Assessment is used to identify students as either an English learner who needs support to learn English, or as proficient in English. The ELPAC is comprised of four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

PFT (Physical Fitness Test)

This test is used to assess the physical fitness of students in grades 5, 7 and 9. It consists of tests in six fitness areas: Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition, Abdominal Strength & Endurance, Trunk Extensor Strength & Flexibility, Upper Body Strength & Endurance and Overall Flexibility. Students are scored as “within the Healthy Fitness Zone,” or “Needs Improvement – Some Risk,” or “Needs Improvement – Health Risk.” To pass the PFT, students must have 5 of 6 fitness standards “within” the Healthy Fitness Zone.

California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)

The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) provides an opportunity for eligible persons to demonstrate their proficiency in the basic requirements and earn the legal equivalent of a California high school diploma. The fee-based CHSPE is given two times each year at approximately 75 sites throughout the state. Current enrollment in high school is not a requirement; however, at the time the test is taken, the registrant must be either: (1) sixteen years of age; or (2) have completed one year of enrollment in grade ten; or (3) will have completed one year of enrollment in grade ten at the end of the semester during which the next exam is administered. Those who pass the CHSPE are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency,

which is equivalent by law to a California high school diploma. However, the Certificate of Proficiency is not equivalent to completing all course work required for graduation from high school. For general information, including registration information, call (866) 342-4773 or visit www.chspe.net/.


Testing Results

Below are the web links to the mandated state assessment results for the district. Mandated assessments include:

  • The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) administered to students in grades 3-8 and 11 in English Language Arts and Math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in Science. Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of CAASPP
  • The California English Language Development Test (CELDT) administered to English language learners in grades K-12
  • The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) administered in grades 5, 7, and 9

In addition, web links are also provided to view the results from voluntary college preparatory assessments and the Early Assessment Program taken by EGUSD students.

Once you’re on the CDE website, enter Elk Grove and then select the year. You can then choose which reports you would like to view.

Spring 2017
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014 (Science and CAPA only)

Early Assessment Program (EAP) Test Results

California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Results

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Results

Both of these reports provide a measure of academic accountability and are contained in the Accountability Progress Report (APR).
Academic Performance Index (API) Reports
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Reports

AP, SAT, and ACT Results

Resource Links

California Department of Education
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Standardized Testing and Reporting STAR Program
CAASPP Science Assessments

For more information about voluntary college preparatory assessments:
College Board Website
 ACT Website