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Testing & Assessment-Reaching the Summit

GMCS is a public charter school; therefore, our students participate in the following state standardized tests:

  1. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress/Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (CAASPP/SBAC) is given to students in grades 3-8 and 11.
  2. The California Standards Test for Science (CAST) is administered to students in grades 5, 8, and one time in high school (grades 10-12).
  3. The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is for students in grades 5, 7, and 9.
  4. The English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) test is the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English.
  5. The California Alternative Assessment (CAA) will be administered by the Special Education team for those students with severe learning disabilities.
  6. The STAR 360 assessments are given in reading and math two times per school year (once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester) as a diagnostic, formative, and summative tool for our families and teachers.