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Annual Notification Statewide Testing
Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, class work, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.
Your child may be taking one or more of the following California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proﬁciency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the ELPAC or Physical Fitness Test.
CAASPP: Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Math
Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11.
What is the test format? The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer-based.
Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards.
CAASPP: California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and Math
Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 whose individualized education program (IEP) identifies the use of alternate assessments.
What is the test format? The CAAs for ELA and math are computer-based tests that are administered one-on-one by a test examiner who is familiar with the student.
Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards through the Core Content Connectors.
CAASPP: California Science Test (CAST)
Who takes the test? Students take the CAST in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.
What is the test format? The CAST is computer-based.
Which standards are tested? The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).
CAASPP: California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science
Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment take the CAA for Science in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.
What is the test format? The CAA for Science is a series of four performance tasks that can be administered throughout the year as the content is taught.
Which standards are tested? Alternate achievement standards derived from the CA NGSS.
CAASPP: California Spanish Assessment (CSA)
Who takes the test? The CSA is an optional test for students in grades 3–12 that tests their Spanish reading, listening, and writing mechanics.
What is the test format? The CSA is computer-based.
Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards en Español.
Who takes the test? Students who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Initial test, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English. Students who are classified as English learner students will take the Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.
What is the test format? Both the Initial and Summative ELPAC are computer-based.
Which standards are tested? The 2012 California English Language Development Standards.
Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment and who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Alternate Initial ELPAC, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English. Students who are classified as English learner students will take the Alternate Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.
What is the test format? Both the Alternate Initial and Alternate Summative ELPAC are computer-based.
Which standards are tested? Alternate achievement standards derived from the 2012 California English Language Development Standards.
Physical Fitness Test
Who takes the test? Students in grades 5, 7, and 9 will take the FITNESSGRAM®, which is the test used in California.
What is the test format? The test consists of five performance components: aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, trunk strength, upper body strength, and flexibility.
Which standards are tested? The Healthy Fitness Zones, which are established through the FITNESSGRAM®.
about 1 month ago, Sue Wyllie
Spring Picture Day is coming up on Friday April 1st, 2022. You can log-in to excelphotographers.com and use code ELVK8S22 To preorder pictures. All 8th grade students and kindergarteners will be photographed for their promotion certificates.
2 months ago, Sue Wyllie
School starts Wednesday August 11, 2021. TK and Kindergarten is from 8:20 am to 1:00 pm. Grades 1 thru 8 are 8:20 am to 2:45 pm.
We look forward to seeing all of you.
10 months ago, Elverta School
To the Elverta School District Families,
As we commence the beginning of a new school year, it is with a high degree of excitement and anticipation that I begin this school year as your new Superintendent/Principal of the Elverta School District.
This past school year was a challenge for everyone. Although I was leading another district at the time, I am well aware of the fantastic teamwork and cooperation that the Elverta staff, students, and families did in working together to power through the obstacles that were in front of us. In what I have learned in true Elverta fashion, the students, staff, and families rose to the challenge of the ever evolving guidelines and protocols of the pandemic to provide a safe environment and quality education for all students. Together everyone made adjustments, acted quickly, and provided instruction and learning no matter what the next hurdle presented. I am very fortunate to be a new member of a school and community that worked tirelessly and collaboratively to produce a learning environment that was safe and supportive for everyone.
Moving forward, we look to provide expanded learning opportunities and academic support for all students to minimize the disruptive academic impact of this past year. The only thing we have lost is time. We will meet all students where they are academically and accelerate their learning as needed. Student learning is our top priority. We will focus on each student’s academic and socio-emotional needs by providing an environment that promotes growth, caring, and support in the critical areas of intellectual development.
As we prepare for a new school year starting Wednesday, August 11th, our plan is to be fully open with in-person learning five days a week in our traditional full day schedule. At this time, all students and staff will be required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to wear masks while inside the classrooms. As we know, the guidelines, mandates, and recommendations are ever evolving. In the weeks ahead, we will keep you updated on the changing landscape of protocols to start the school year. Rest assured that we will continue to monitor and advocate for the safety of our students and staff. We will be prepared to greet your children with smiles on the 1st day of school regardless of the circumstances.
As I step into my new position, I am aware that I have big shoes to fill. I’d like to thank Dr. B for the 10 years of insightful leadership, guidance and instructional excellence that he provided the Elverta School District. His impact will forever be known and appreciated by all students, staff and within the community. Congratulations on a job well done Dr. B !
As we start the school year, please know that my door is always open for you. I encourage everyone to stop by if you have any concerns, questions or just want to say hello. Nothing is too big or too small, it is important that you are well informed and have access to me when needed. Please know your input is valued as we move forward to continue building a strong Elverta community of stakeholders that provides our students with a great place to grow.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you on August 11th.
Elverta Joint Elementary School District
10 months ago, Michael Wells
We're thrilled to announce Elverta School District's new app! Access cafeteria menus, events, news updates, even emergency notifications. Download the app from your app store.