iLEAD assesses learners using both internal and statewide assessments as summarized in the table below. Testing is one way you can give back to our school, as the state of California requires all public school programs to assess their learners annually. Your child’s participation helps our program stay in good standing with the state, our authorizing district (Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District), our accreditor (WASC), and charter school support networks (CCSA).

For more information on each test, please click on the assessment link or view the testing section on the Hub (enrolled families only).

Assessment Grade Levels Subjects Timeframe Summary
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) TK-12th Math and Reading (Language & Science optional) Fall and Spring The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth assessments are computerized, norm-based adaptive benchmark tests.
CAASPP: Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
3rd-8th, 11th Language Arts and Math Spring The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessments are statewide summative tests in the areas of language arts, math and science.
CAASPP: California Science Test (CAST) 5th, 8th and one time in high school Science Spring The California Science Test (CAST) is an online assessment based on the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
CAASPP: California Alternate Assessment (CAA) 3rd-8th, 11th Language Arts, Math, and Science Spring The California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) are administered to eligible students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and whose individualized education program (IEP) team has designated the use of an alternate assessment on statewide summative assessments. Eligible students are those whose disability prevents them from taking the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and Mathematics and the California Science Test.
Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) 5th, 7th, 9th Physical Fitness Spring The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a comprehensive, health-related physical fitness test for students in California.
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