The California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) administers the Common Core State Standards aligned tests published through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). This state test is an adaptive online test in English language arts and mathematics and is administered in the spring each year for students in grades 3-8, and 11.
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Throughout the course of the year, the Monrovia Unified School District administers regular local assessments. These assessments not only help prepare students for the SBAC, but also monitor progress and help students meet or achieve grade level expectations.
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is another state assessment, but is only administered to English Learner students. This population will include students who may be new to the USA and do not speak English, and those who may speak a language other than English at home. Brand new students entering public school between TK-12th for the very first time will be given the Initial ELPAC assessment when they first arrive. And all students who may need support in the English language will take the annual Summative ELPAC assessment in the spring.
Resources for Parents & Students: Focus and Handling Test Anxiety