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Assessment & Accountability

about the california high school exit exam (cahsee)

The primary purpose of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) is to significantly improve pupil achievement in public high schools and to ensure that pupils who graduate from public high schools can demonstrate grade level competency in reading, writing, and mathematics. All California public school students except eligible students with disabilities must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, in order to receive a high school diploma.

CAHSEE Information


about celdt tests

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to take an English skills test. In California, the test is called the CELDT. This test helps schools identify students who need to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Schools also give the test each year to students who are still learning English.

CELDT Information


local assessments

SSFUSD will continue to assess and monitor all students through local assessments.


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21st Century schools rely on accountability and documented student achievement.  The Educational Services department is responsible for directing the administration of and reporting the results for several state and local tests.  

With the new Common Core Standards comes a new assessment. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.  The primary purpose of the CAASPP system is to assist teachers, administrators, and pupils and their parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.

CAASPP Information