CAASPP 2024 Testing Schedule

Silver Oak teachers and staff will administer 2024 California state tests from April 29 - May 17.  The schedule below is subject to change, so please read teacher newsletters for the most up-to-date information.

Students in grades 3-6 will take California state tests for language arts, reading, and math. In addition, 5th graders will take the state science test called CAST and fitness test. 6th graders will take a math placement test for middle school.

Please plan any appointments during testing days after your child's testing window so they are able to take tests as scheduled. Results called Student Score Reports (SSR) from tests will be available electronically approximately three weeks after a student completes an assessment. Read this webpage to learn more about state testing testing.

Acronyms

CAST - California Science Test | CAT - computer adaptive test | ELA - English language arts/literacy | PT - Performance Task | SSR - Student Score Reports

Grade 3

Week 1
Time
Monday, April 29 Tuesday,
April 30
Wednesday,
May 1
Thursday, May 2 Friday,
May 3
8:30 - 10 a.m. Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice
           
Week 2
Time
Monday, May 6 Tuesday,
May 7
Wednesday,
May 8
Thursday,
May 9
Friday
May 10
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.          
Week 3
Time
Monday, May 13 Tuesday,
May 14
Wednesday,
May 15
Thursday,
May 16
Friday
May 17
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Math CAT
(45 minutes)
Math PT
(60 minutes)
ELA CAT
(45 minutes)
ELA PT
(2 hours)
Make Up Testing

Grade 4

Week 1
Time
Monday, April 29 Tuesday,
April 30
Wednesday,
May 1
Thursday, May 2 Friday,
May 3
8:30 - 10 a.m. Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice
           
Week 2
Time
Monday, May 6 Tuesday,
May 7
Wednesday,
May 8
Thursday,
May 9
Friday
May 10
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Math CAT
(45 minutes)
Math PT
(60 minutes)
ELA CAT
(45 minutes)
Make Up Testing Make Up Testing
Week 3
Time
Monday, May 13 Tuesday,
May 14
Wednesday,
May 15
Thursday,
May 16
Friday
May 17
8:30 - 10 a.m.   ELA PT
(2 hours)
Make Up Testing Make Up Testing Make Up Testing

Grades  5

Week 1
Time
Monday, April 29 Tuesday,
April 30
Wednesday,
May 1
Thursday, May 2 Friday,
May 3
8:30 - 10 a.m. Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice
           
Week 2
Time
Monday, May 6 Tuesday,
May 7
Wednesday,
May 8
Thursday,
May 9
Friday
May 10
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Math CAT
(45) minutes)

Math PT
(60 minutes)

ELA CAT
(45 minutes)

Make Up Testing Make Up Testing
Week 3
Time
Monday, May 13 Tuesday,
May 14
Wednesday,
May 15
Thursday,
May 16
Friday
May 17
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. CAST Science Test
(~1-2 hours)
ELA PT
(2 hours)
Make Up Testing Make Up Testing Make Up Testing

Students in grades 5 and 7 will participate in the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) that consists of five performance components: aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, trunk strength, upper body strength, and flexibility. The physical fitness test used in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM, a comprehensive health-related physical fitness assessment. The purpose of the PFT is to assist students in establishing lifetime habits of regular physical activity.  Silver Oak 5th grade students will take this assessment in May.
 

Grades  6

Week 1
Time
Monday, April 29 Tuesday,
April 30
Wednesday,
May 1
Thursday, May 2 Friday,
May 3
8:30 - 10 a.m. Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice Procedures & Practice
           
Week 2
Time
Monday, May 6 Tuesday,
May 7
Wednesday,
May 8
Thursday,
May 9
Friday
May 10
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Math CAT
(60 minutes)

Math PT
(60 minutes)

ELA CAT
(45 minutes)

Make Up Testing Make Up Testing
Week 3
Time
Monday, May 13 Tuesday,
May 14
Wednesday,
May 15
Thursday,
May 16
Friday
May 17
8:30 - 10 a.m.   ELA PT
(2 hours)
Make Up Testing Make Up Testing Make Up Testing

7th Grade Math Placement Test

The testing window when 6th graders will take the MDTP (Math Diagnostic Testing Project) math placement test is between May 22-31, 2024. The specific testing date for Silver Oak 6th grade students will be posted soon. 

For incoming 7th graders, all ESD middle schools offer Common Core Math 7 and Accelerated Math 7/8. Students' scoring at a mastery level qualify for advanced math class for 7th grade.  Additional questions about the MDTP math assessment, or the district's set criteria for establishing math placement, can be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. You will be notified of your child's placement in August when student schedules are are posted in PowerSchool, which is typically the day before school begins.

Completing programs such as Jose Valdéz Math, Math Enrichment, or other programs over the summer does not qualify students to skip classes or be placed in advanced classes for the coming school year.

While we understand the desire to challenge and accelerate your child's learning, math placement is determined by the MDTP assessment of your child's academic performance, readiness, and potential. This assessment takes into account a variety of factors, including but not limited to, grades, standardized test scores, and teacher evaluations.

We encourage all of our students to engage in academic enrichment opportunities over the summer, as these can greatly benefit their overall academic growth and development. However, we want to emphasize that such programs are not considered for advanced placement.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of your child's education.