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Assessment Information


Assessment is aligned to the Standards and assists teachers in determining instructional priorities and modifying the curriculum accordingly. Entry Level Assessments measure a student's prior knowledge so that a teacher can plan instruction to meet the needs of every student. Progress Monitoring Assessments measure student progress daily or weekly to determine if the instruction is supporting learning. And Summative Assessments, at the end of a unit or course, provide specific and detailed information about which Standards have, or have not, been achieved. Assessment data is collected and analyzed by the schools and the district to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the instructional program. Newark also participates in the State Testing and Reporting Program. The Stanford Achievement Test is given to all students in grade two through eleven, and individual student reports are sent home to parents.


For more information go to http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/


For the CDE Released Test Questions Portal go to http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ai/rtq.asp


For School Plans and Accountability Report Cards go to: School Plans and Accountability Report Cards




California Testing

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use this Web site to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for the 2016 test administration.  http://www.caaspp.org/ 

LEAs are administering the following types of tests:

·         Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics

·         CAAs for ELA and mathematics

·         CAA for Science—pilot test

·         California Science Test (CAST)—pilot test

·         California English Language Development Test

·         Physical Fitness Test


For your convenience, the California Department of Education 2016–17 California Assessment System Web page is now available to provide a quick overview of all assessments administered to be in California in 2016–17.