The State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, announced that all state assessments have been canceled for the 2019-2020 school year due to the ongoing concern with COVID-19.
The state assessments include:
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy and Mathematics tests - Grades 3-8, 11
California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) Grades 3-8, 11
California Science Test (CAST) Grades 5, 8, 11 & 12
California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) in Science Grades 5, 8, 11 & 12
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) - Summative Assessments - Canceled, Initial Assessments - Postponed until further notice
Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) Grades 5, 7, & 9
Please note that the cancellation of state assessments does not apply to internal assessments that are administered at Excel Academy, for example, i-Ready assessments, paper-pencil alternative assessments, and any related assessments and assignments associated with coursework aligned to your student’s classes outlined on the Master Agreement.
Now that your student has completed the i-Ready assessments, please encourage your student to complete the personalized lessons at least 45 minutes per week. We will continue to honor Excel Academy students in the monthly newsletters who are working diligently and consistently. If you have any questions regarding your student’s score reports or lessons, please reach out to your ToR for guidance and support.