• Student Programs & Services Assessent Overview


    2019-20 • ACOE Court and Community Schools

    English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

    The ELPAC is California’s new assessment that is used to determine the English language proficiency (ELP) of students whose primary language is other than English. The ELPAC has replaced the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. The ELPAC assesses four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing

    ELPAC Assessment Dates

    ELPAC Initial Assessment: (between July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
    *Site testing takes place for all English Learner Students between Sept. 11 and October 31, 2019. Newly enrolled students without ELPAC scores from their home district will be tested upon enrollment unit June of each academic year, but we will not submit scores to the CDE; as they will be used for internal academic placement.

    ELPAC Summative Testing: (between March 1, 2020- May 31, 2020)
    *test is administered by a proctor, no secure browser is needed, the listening section is controlled on the proctors’ side through TOMS. Sites should adhere to the grade level and testing roster from TOMS for all EL students.

    ELPAC Practice Tests (available July 1-June 30)

    Contact: Alicia Garcia (agarcia@acoe.org) for more information/materials/training


    Title I Computerized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Math and Reading Local Pre/Post Assessment (Court and Community Schools)

    The MAP assessment determines a student’s proficiency level in reading and mathematics and is aligned to Common Core State Standards, the CAASPP state assessment, and provides site level academic placement data. The assessment is also available in Spanish and administered to English Learner students with an overall score of “Emerging” or lower level “Bridging” students. School site staff will administer the MAP test to all students 3-4* times per year:

    MAP Assessment Windows

    • Fall Window September 3-October 4, 2019
    • Winter Window January 6- February 7, 2020
    • Spring Window May 11- June 15, 2020
    • summer intervals

    Please contact sites for specific testing dates. Student level data is available in AERIES in the “Testing Section”.

    Contact Lydia Moore (lmoore@acoe.org) for more information/materials/training resources.


    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP
    (Smarter Balanced- SBAC)

    All students in grades 3 through 8, and 11 will participate in the 2019 CAASPP (Smarter Balanced Test). The test would include both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics content areas. These tests are administered entirely online.


    California Science Test (CAST)

    The California Department of Education has been developing a new science assessment based on the CA Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System includes federally required science assessments in grades five and eight and once in high school (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). This science assessment is the new California Science Test (CAST), which is based on the CA NGSS.

    Student level data is available in AERIES in the “Testing Section”.


    CAST/CAASPP Assessment Window 2020

    CAST/CAASPP Summative Tests: March 9, 2020- June 15, 2020 (AOA Jan 21-April 17, 2020)

    • ELA/Math (EAP) (grades 6-8, 11)
    • Science (CAST) (grades 8 and 12)

    CAST/CAASPP Practice Tests: (available July 1-June 30)