20-21 Assessment Information
20-21 Spring Standardized Assessment Information for
Centinela Valley Union High School District
Centinela Valley Union High School District administers standardized assessments in accordance with state and federal law, as required by special programs such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, and as opportunities for students to gain insight into their skills and abilities as measured by assessments such as the PSAT.
In Spring of 2021, Los Angeles County schools remain under restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March, 2021, Centinela schools remain on distance learning schedules where students participate in school remotely and school campuses remain open only for special needs groups and to administer certain assessments that cannot be given remotely. Despite the challenges posed by not having students on campus for Spring assessments, we intend to deliver as many assessments as is safely possible, taking advantage of remote testing options whenever possible. We believe that the results of these assessments will be beneficial for students, families, teachers, schools, and the district by providing data that will indicate student achievement in the measured areas and allow planning to mitigate learning loss and gaps that have resulted from the disruption to learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find information and resources for the assessments that we will deliver in Spring of 2021.
ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessment for California)
Test description: The ELPAC consists of four computer-based exams: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Listening, Reading, and Writing exams are given in a group setting, and the Speaking exam is given individually. In Spring 2021, whenever possible we are administering these assessments remotely, where students participate from home on their school Chromebook. If a student is unable to participate in remote testing, they will be asked to come to campus to take the test in person.
Who takes the test? All English Learners must take the Summative ELPAC Assessment every Spring until they become Reclassified Fluent English Proficient.
Testing Window: February 1 – May 31
Spring Testing Information for Parents
Starting Smarter – Understanding ELPAC Student Score Reports
CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress)
Test description: The CAASPP Assessment System includes SBAC English Language Arts and Math assessments and the CAST (California Science Test). SBAC assessments each consist of two parts: a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and a Performance Task (PT). The Science assessments combing a CAT and PT into one single assessment. In Spring 2021, we will administer the Science assessment to 12th graders. In Spring 2021, whenever possible we are administering these assessments remotely, where students participate from home on their school Chromebook. If a student is unable to participate in remote testing, they will be asked to come to campus to take the test in person.
Who takes the test? Students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 take SBAC English Language Arts and Math assessments. The Science assessment is given to students in grades 5 and 8, and once in High School.
Testing Window: April 26 – June 9. Please consult with your school for specific testing dates.
Spring Testing Information for Parents
Starting Smarter – Understanding CAASPP Student Score Reports
Advanced Placement (AP) Assessments by College Board
Test Description: AP exam format varies by course. For Spring 2021, College Board is offering three exam administration dates for each exam, and in many cases the option to take a digital exam from home.
Who takes the test? All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will take AP exams.
Testing Window: May 3 – June 11. Please consult with your school for specific testing dates for each exam.
Advanced Placement YouTube Channel
Live Review Sessions are available on AP Daily, April 19-29
School Testing Contacts:
Hawthorne: Grace Yang, [email protected], 310-263-4403
Lawndale: Veena Gogate, [email protected], 310-263-3114
Leuzinger: Rosalyn Varee, [email protected], 310-263-2203
Lloyde/CVISS: Kendra Peterson, [email protected], 310-263-3268