Assessment and Testing

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Students in lower grades take a district assessment in either English or Spanish in the spring. This test assesses reading in K - 1, writing in K - 2, and mathematics in K - 2. The Local Measures assessment is aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Students in grades 2 - 8 take a Lexile assessment in either English or Spanish in the fall, winter, and spring. This assessment is a critical piece of an ongoing process for monitoring and improving student reading ability.

In addition, school sites use the following types of assessment throughout the year to give a more complete picture of student performance:

  • Topic Assessments
  • Benchmark Assessments
  • Performance Assessments
  • Student Projects
  • Portfolios
  • Student Observation / Communication

State Assessments

Classroom instruction in the Chula Vista Elementary School District is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts, and Mathematics. The CCSS have been adopted in 45 states, 3 U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

The state-mandated assessment used in the Chula Vista Elementary School District is the Smarter Balanced Assessment. This assessment is a computer-adaptive test which was successfully administered as a field test in 2013-14 and will be administered as a full test in 2014-15. During the 2014-15 year, all students in grades 3 to 8 and 11 will be tested in both English/Language Arts and Mathematics. Results will be reported. Starting in 2015-16, state and federal accountability for schools and districts will resume.

For more information about Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), visit the Smarter Balanced Website.

To take a Smarter Balanced Practice Test, click here.
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Common Core State Standards

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