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Testing Dates


Week 1 Morning - 8 am Afternoon -12 pm
Monday, May 3, 2021 US Government and Politics  
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Calculus AB  
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 English Literature & Composition Physics 1
Thursday, May 6, 2021 US History Computer Science A
Friday, May 7, 2021
Spanish Literature
European History
Week 2
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Spanish Language  
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 English Language & Composition Microeconomics
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Computer Science Principles  
Friday, May 14, 2021 Biology Environmental Science


More information for students and parents from the California Department of Education:
Testing Window:
Feb. 24, 2020 - May 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which has replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR Program, is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. This year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English–language arts, mathematics, and science.

Students will take the test in grade 11 between May 2019 to May 2019. To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at

Following the spring 2019 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English–language arts and mathematics, and other information. It is important to note that these scores cannot be compared to scores that your child previously received on the STAR Program tests because this test is based on the new Common Core State Standards, involves different types of test questions, and will not be reported using the STAR Program reporting categories.

If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Tricia Petter at (760)336-4300 or



Craig Lyon 


Central Union High School



Estimados padres y representantes:


La Evaluación del Rendimiento y Progreso de Estudiantes de California (conocida en inglés como CAASPP), la cual ha reemplazado al Programa de Exámenes y Reportes Estandarizados (conocido en inglés como el Programa STAR), es el nuevo programa de exámenes académicos del estado. CAASPP es un sistema cuya meta es proporcionar información que se pueda usar para supervisar el progreso de los estudiantes y garantizar que todos los estudiantes salgan de la preparatoria listos para una carrera universitaria y profesional. Este año, CAASPP incluye pruebas adaptivas administradas por computadora en lengua y literatura en inglés, matemáticas, y ciencias.

Los estudiantes harán el examen en grado 11 desde marzo 2019 to mayo 2019. Para aprender acerca de los tipos de preguntas que se incluirán en el examen computarizado, usted y su hijo/a pueden ver en inglés el examen de práctica en la página electrónica del Examen de Práctica Smarter Balanced del Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) en


Después del examen que tendrá lugar en la primavera del 2019, los estudiantes recibirán reportes de calificaciones individuales. Los reportes de calificaciones de los estudiantes serán enviados a la casa de los padres e incluirán una calificación general, una descripción de los resultados del estudiante en lengua y literatura en inglés, y en matemáticas, así como otra información. Es importante advertir que estas calificaciones no se pueden comparar con las calificaciones que su hijo/a recibió previamente en los exámenes del Programa STAR porque este examen se basa en los nuevos Estándares académicos fundamentales de California, tiene diferentes tipos de preguntas en el examen, y no se reportará usando las categorías del Programa STAR.


Si desea más información, visite el indicador para Padres/Estudiantes de la página electrónica del sistema CAASPP del CDE en Si tiene alguna pregunta referente a la participación de su hijo/a, comuníquese con Tricia Petter al (760) 336-4313 or


Early Assessment Program (EAP)

In the next few months, California’s new statewide system for assessing public school student achievement in grades three through eight and eleven will be fully implemented. The new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System will have a direct impact on the California State University’s (CSU) Early Assessment Program (EAP). Beginning in spring 2015, the CSU will use CAASPP English language arts/literacy and mathematics performance level outcomes to provide grade eleven students, their families, and their high schools early signals about students’ readiness for college-level coursework.

Students who intend to enroll at a CSU or a CCC are encouraged to release their results by selecting the “bubble” at the end of the CAASPP exam. The CAASPP results can be released to the CSU or CCC only through this process. Students who choose at the time of testing not to release their results, but decide later to do so, will be required to provide a copy of their CAASPP Student Score Report to the specific CSU campus or participating CCC.

Description of the EAP

The EAP was developed by the CSU in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education and is accepted by participating CCC campuses as well as the CSU. All grade eleven students who participate in the English and mathematics CAASPP examination will achieve a performance level that will be used for the EAP.

Achievement Levels

The Achievement levels identify a student’s ability to perform college-level work in these subject areas and will provide valuable information on skills that can be developed while still enrolled in high school.

Achievement Level 4

Students who are identified at Achievement Level 4 in English or mathematics will be classified as ready for college-level coursework and will be exempt from taking the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. These students will be able to register in college degree-bearing courses upon entering the CSU or participating CCC.

Achievement Level 3

Students who are identified at Achievement Level 3 in English or mathematics will be classified as Conditionally Ready and will be encouraged to take an approved English or mathematics class in the senior year and earn a grade of “C” or higher to be exempt from placement testing after admission to the CSU. Students who successfully fulfill the condition will also be able to enroll in college degree-bearing courses. Individual CCC campuses may implement requirements for students to demonstrate readiness. The following are approved senior-year courses for the CSU:


  • Expository Reading and Writing Course
  • Advanced Placement English
  • International Baccalaureate English
  • English courses approved for extra honors credit by the University of California (so indicated on the University of California Course Management Portal—formerly known as UC Doorways)


  • Mathematics courses that have a pre-requisite of Algebra II
  • Mathematics courses that have a pre-requisite of Integrated Math III
  • Mathematics courses that have been approved by the CSU Entry Level Math Development Committee
You will find information about the EAP on the CCC Chancellor’s Office EAP Web page at In addition, students can find information about the EAP, their CAASPP/EAP results, and how to get ready for college on the CSU Success Web site at


California High School Proficiency Examination

The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a testing program established by California law (Education Code Section 48412). If eligible to take the test, you can earn the legal equivalent of a high school diploma by passing the CHSPE. The CHSPE consists of two sections: an English-language Arts section and a Mathematics section. If you pass both sections of the CHSPE, the California State Board of Education will award you a Certificate of Proficiency, which by state law is equivalent to a high school diploma (although not equivalent to completing all coursework required for regular graduation from high school). Although federal agencies are not bound by state laws, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has ruled that the Certificate of Proficiency shall be accepted in applications for federal civilian employment. The U.S. Department of Education, including the Federal Student Aid Office, recognizes the CHSPE as the equivalent of a high school diploma in applications for federal financial aid. All persons and institutions subject to California law that require a high school diploma for any purpose must accept the certificate as satisfying the requirement.

Passing the CHSPE does not, by itself, exempt minors from attending school. Minors who have a Certificate of Proficiency must also have verified parent/guardian permission to stop attending school. Many students who pass the CHSPE continue to attend school. State law provides that, if you leave school after passing the CHSPE and are no more than 18 years old, you may reenroll in the district in which you were registered with no adverse consequences. If you do reenroll you may be required to meet new or additional requirements established since you were previously enrolled. If you reenroll and then leave school again, you may be denied re-admittance until the beginning of the following semester. Contact your guidance counselor or school administrator for further information and details about leaving school after passing the CHSPE.

Test Dates:
October 21, 2017
March 17, 2018
June 16, 2018
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