Student Testing & Assessment

Office:              333 S. Beaudry Ave
                        16th Floor
                         Los Angeles, CA  

Phone:             213-241-4104

Fax:                 213-241-8461

Administrator:  Oscar Lafarga   

 Mission Statement
As part of the Office of Data and Accountability, the Student Testing Unit coordinates the administration and processing of the State and Federally mandated assessments. The unit provides training, State and District guidelines, technical support, and resources for principals and site test coordinators in maintaining test security and ensuring proper test administration.
California Department of Education Quick Links

API & AYP - Accountability Progress Reporting (APR)
CAHSEE - California High School Exit Examination
CELDT - California English Language Development Test
PFT - California Physical Fitness Test
SBAC - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Testing Center Assignment

Troubleshooting - SBAC Field Test

"Passcode Requirement" Message
Follow these instructions if you are receiving an error with a Passcode Requirement on an iPad delivered with a testing cart or through the 1:1 Common Core Technology Project.
Test Session Troubleshooting Guide - Updated 4-23-2014
Test Administrators and School Coordinators may use this guide to address testing related issues that may occur during a test session.
Smarter Balanced Testing Known Issues
Access a list of known Smarter Balanced Field Test technical issues and recommended solutions.

Elluminate Training Postponed

The Elluminate training session scheduled for April 21, 2014 has been postponed. CAASPP Coordinators will be notified by email of the new date and time.

Smarter Balanced Student Survey

This year, many students are taking the Smarter Balanced Field Test on computers. The Field Test is a great opportunity for students and teachers to "test the test." We would like to know about your experience with taking the Field Test so concerns can be addressed. We want to thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. Student Survey

SBAC Field Test Downtime

The Test Administration Interface is scheduled for system maintenance on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9. Students will not be able to take the Field Test these two days. The system will resume normal operations on Monday, May 12. Note that users can still access the Online Reporting System and the TIDE system during the downtime period.