|California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)|
State and District Requirement
Students with disabilities who meet all three of the following criteria are eligible for the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA):
· Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities,
· Students enrolled in grades 2-11, or are aged 7-22, and
· Students with severe disabilities who are unable to participate in the
“As appropriate, the state or local educational agency--(i) develops guidelines for the participation of children with disabilities in alternate assessments for those children who cannot participate in state and district-wide assessment programs; and (ii) develops and, beginning not later than July 1, 2000, conduct those alternate assessments.”
Students Excluded From Testing
· Students with disabilities who participate in the
· Students whose parents/guardians submit letters requesting that their child(ren) not be tested with all or part of the test.
Students with severe disabilities, who are unable to participate in the
The CAPA assesses a subset of the standards assessed by the CST using an individually administered format for students unable to take the STAR CST. The test reports produced by the state parallel the reports for the CST and are used by parents and teachers to guide instruction. The CAPA scores are included in the API and AYP score calculation.
State and District Required Tests
· English-language arts
· Science for grades 5, 8, and 10