SBAC - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
CAA - California Alternate Assessment
CAA has replaced the former CAPA test. The CAA is for students who have an IEP that states that the most appropriate test for a student is the CAA.
API - Academic Performance Index
API scores are not being calculated at this time. The California Department of Education is looking into a new way to calculate API scores in the future.
CAHSEE - California High School Exit Exam
The CAHSEE is a test that California high school students must pass before they receive a high school diploma. The test was designed to ensure that students who graduate from high school have the necessary skills in reading, writing, and math. Students first take the CAHSEE in 10th grade. If they do not pass, they will have additional opportunities to retake the test in 11th and 12th grade. Some students with disabilities do not have to pass the test.
SB 172, signed by the Governor on October 7, 2015, suspends the administration of CAHSEE during the 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 school years.
AYP - Annual Yearly Progress
AYP is in the process of changing.
CELDT - California English Language Development Test
All students whose home language is not English are required by law to take the CELDT. The CELDT results help schools identify students who need support in improving their reading, writing, and speaking skills in English. As students are learning English, the test is given each year to monitor and measure improvement. CELDT will be replaced with the ELPAC.
California Physical Fitness Test - PFT
Students in grades 5, 7, and 9 take the PFT each spring. The test has six parts and students must pass 5 to be considered in the "Healthy Fitness Zone."
Additional Data Sources
EdResults.org (formerly Just For the Kids)