Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA) oversees instructional materials adoption in each content area, instructional professional development, district literacy and math assessments, and Standardized Testing. Our office collaborates with administrators and teachers to promote and enhance academic achievement for all students.

State Standardized Testing: 
State/Federal required testing includes the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in grades 3-8 & 11, California Alternative Assessment (CAA) in grades 3-8 & 11, Physical Fitness Testing  (PFT) for grades 5,7, and 9. In addition the Office of CIA also oversees the initial and annual assessment of English Learners called the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). 

CAASPP
Assembly Bill(AB) 484 requires most students in grade 3-8 and 11 to take the SBAC as part of the statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing program
SBAC Parent Resources
SBAC Practice Exams

Physical Fitness
The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the Fitnessgram. 

PFT Resources
CDE Resources

ELPAC
The ELPAC is used to identify, assess, and monitor EL students' progress toward English Language Proficiency. EL students continue to take the ELPAC Summative Assessment annually until they meet the LEAs reclassification criteria. 
ELPAC Initial Notification
Understanding your student score report(English)/Guia para comprender las calificaciones de su hijo/a
ELPAC Video Webpage


For more information please visit our subpages:

Services for English Learners
English Language Instruction

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