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Achievement and Success Department

Rick Hamilton - Director, Curriculum (559)798-8528
Hizkia Gunawan  - Systems Analyst (559)735-8157
Benjamin Contreras - Data Analyst (559) 735-8149 voice mail only or (559) 296-2055 Google Voice

Elementary TK-6 & TK-8 Sites Secondary School (7-12)  

2023-2024 Testing Calendar

2023-2024 Testing Calendar  

K-6 District Assessment Standards Distribution


Remote Learning Resources

Measuring Remotely:

AIR Mobile Launch Pad - used to take SBAC interim assessments using Chrome & Firefox when your teacher sets up the session
AIRSecure Test - used to take SBAC Interim assessments using iPad when your teacher sets up the session
ASSISTments - an interactive homework resource

Support for Teaching Remotely:

12 Types of Blended Learning - TeachThought staff provide different ways  blended learning might look in a classroom
Definition of Blended Learning - TeachThought staff provide their perspective on blended learning
Key Principles for a Quality Distance Learning Approach - CDE presents 5 key principles to consider in a distance learning approach
Learning to Teach Online - a series of free podcasts by Simon McIntyre focused on various aspects of teaching online
Math Learning Center - some online tools for math learning
Promising Practices in Online Teaching and Learning - modules on how to design a course, along with best practices (TWU)
See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math with virtual manupulatives - a video presentation on using manipulatives for grades Pk-2
Take Your Teaching Online - UK's Teacher Training Videos in collaboration with NILE offers free courses for online teaching until the end of May
Training Courses for Online Teachers - GetEducated offers a list of courses that assist in teaching remotely
Visual Design for Distance Education Content - provides tips in designing and creating online content (TWU)

Structural Perspectives:

Becoming a Blended Learning Institution - (@9:26) perspectives presented by Blue Valley (Kansas), Lammersville (Tracy, CA) and St. Vrain Valley (Colorado) on going to a blended approach
Zero Hour for Digital
- (@15:15) listen to Buckey (HS-AZ), Anne Arundel (MD) & Pomona Unified share their COVID launch


Click here for redirect:  CAASPP Help & Troubleshooting

Illuminate help

If you are having problems logging into illuminate or want to check its online status, check out the Illuminate dashboard:

Illuminate status dashboard
Illuminate Education (Log-in Page)
New Teachers Quick Start - PowerPoint file
Illuminate Support Page
Illuminate Report Card & Grade Book PPT
Illuminate Home Connect
Illuminate - Lightning Grader Scanning
Illuminate - how to create online assessments - step by step

Adobe PDF

Illuminate - how to create a manual online assessment 

Adobe PDF

Illuminate - how to create online hybrid assessment  

Adobe PDf

Illuminate - scan using lightning grader 


Helpful Information 

Local Assessment STAR ranges vs SBAC by month and grade
Window to Edit Report Cards in Illuminate API
How to use CLEVER AYP
Illuminate Support Page Title III - English Learners
Reference Sheet Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)
Local Assessment Feedback Form (Offline) Advanced Placement (AP)Testing
Google Classroom California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
Renaissance ELMO Plug-in for Illuminate scanning
Getting started with STAR Reading Big Data - Edsource
STAR Math - how to assign product Hands-only CPR
Renaissance Report Screen Shots Positive Prevention Plus           PP+
Schoology Log-in  Do the Math - Login Page

Links Related to Assessment

Accessibility Support Request Form
Achieve The Core Coherence Map
Atlas Curriculum Map
Brokers of Expertise (CDE)
CAASPP Planned System Downtime
California Common Core en Español
California Department of Education (CDE)
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
Categorical Program Monitoring
California School Dashboard
CELDT Fundamentals Video
CELDT to ELPAC Transition Timeline
Cohen's d
Common Core State Standards Initiative (National Governors Association)
Cut Point Explanation (District Assessment vs. District Default vs. Report Card)
Educational Data Partnership
Educational Data Systems (EDS for CELDT training videos)
Educational Data Systems Moodle Training Site (log-in for Test Examiners)
Educational Results Partnership (previously known as Just for the Kids)
FastBridge Learning
Fluence (formerly Amplify)
Grade 2 ELA Diagnostic Options (EC 60644)
Grade 2 Math Diagnostic Options (EC 60644)
National Center for Educational Achievement -NCEA
Local Scoring Tool (For scoring the CELDT locally)
National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC)
Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)
Race to the Top (RTTT)
School Quality Snapshot
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
United States Department of Education
Universal Tools, Designated Supports and Accommodations


Links Related to CAASPP

AIR Mobile Launch Pad (for Chrome & Firefox)
AIRSecure Test (for iPad users)
CAASPP Directions for Administration
California Assessment of Student Performance and progress (CAASPP)
California Assessment System Overview
CAASPP ELA Test Specifications
CAASPP Math Test Specifications
CAST Testing Segments (6)
Desmos Calculator
Digital Library User Management
Estimated Testing Times
Focused IABs
IAB Blueprint - ELA
IAB Blueprint - Math
Log-in for CAASPP Student Practice Test
SBAC Digital Library
SBAC Item Specificatioins
SBAC Sample Items
SBAC Scale Score Cut Points
SBAC Standard Alignment Example (grades 3-5) 2012
SBAC Full Write Scoring Guide
Shortcut Keys for SBAC
Student CAASPP Log-in for Chromebooks
Targets (ELA Grades 3-8 & 11)
Targets (Math Claims 1 & 2)
Test Operations Management System (TOMS)
Tools for Teachers
Understanding Student Score Reports Video (English)
Understanding Student Score Reports Video (Spanish)

Links Related to Next Generation Science

2016 Science Framework

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