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Assessment & Testing

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The Department of Assessment and Data Analysis (DADA) exists to manage and provide meaningful information for educators to enable them to make decisions that better the lives of kids.

FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENTS:
For a preschool Assessment, click here.
If you need to assess your K-12 student, please email Rosemary Tayyar.
 

2021 STATE TESTING

The state and federal Departments of Education have granted permission for school districts to approach state testing differently this year in order to alleviate undue stress on students and teachers. 

Below is NMUSD's plan for standardized testing:

Grades 3-8 

  • Students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for Math, as there is currently no alternative assessment. 
  • Students will take the Renaissance Learning STAR Reading Assessment in place of the SBA for English Language Arts. This is a local assessment that is a good predictor of SBA results and will reduce the amount of instructional time lost due to testing. 

Grade 11

  • Students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for Math, as there is currently no alternative assessment. 
  • Students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for English Language Arts, as the SBA meets the requirements for the State Seal of Biliteracy and the Golden State Seal.

Grades 5, 8, 11, & 12

  • The California Science Test (CAST) will NOT be administered this year.

Additionally, the SBA for both ELA and Math has been shortened by about an hour and a half, and remote testing options have been enabled.

For dates and other specific details, please reach out to your principal.

Menu of Services:

Assessments:

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP):

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA): ELA and Math
California Science Test (CAST)
California Alternate Assessment (CAA): ELA, Math, and Science

Additional State Tests:

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

N-MUSD Benchmark Assessments:

Elementary – ELA, Math
Secondary – ELA, Math, Science, History

Data Dashboards:

California School Dashboards
Tableau Dashboards
Intervention Compass

State Seals:

Golden State Seal Merit Diploma (GSSMD)
State Seal of Bilteracy (SSB)

CONTACT US

George Knights
Director of Professional Learning Communities and K-12 Assessment
714- 424-7555
gknights@nmusd.us

Wendy Allee
District Assessment Specialist
wallee@nmusd.us

Linda Wescott
District Assessment Specialist
lwescott@nmusd.us

Danielle Zavala
District Assessment Specialist
dzavala@nmusd.us

Ginger Harrer
Computer Software Analyst
wharrer@nmusd.us

Katie Richardson
Administrative Assistant
714-424-8944
kerichardson@nmusd.us