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Assessment Development & Administration Division


Manages the development and administration for all Statewide assessments.

Diane Hernandez, Director

Phone: 916-319-0803


The Assessment Development & Administration Division is part of the District, School & Innovation Branch.

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Assessment Information
Administration dates and general assessment information for California public schools.

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
Information for the CELDT, a required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)
Assistance for students and schools with the administration of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Beginning with the Class of 2006, all public school students will be required to pass the CAHSEE to earn a high school diploma.

California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
Information for persons who want to leave high school early; includes frequently asked questions, test dates, and toll-free number for assistance.

General Educational Development Test (GED®)
Information regarding the General Educational Development Test (GED) that may be taken by students 18 years old and older for the purpose of receiving the California High School Equivalency Certificate.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Program resources, assessment results, and assistance for participating districts and schools in California.

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)
Includes information regarding the physical fitness test required to be administered to students in grades 5, 7, and 9.

Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
Administration of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program. Test results are used for student and school accountability purposes.

Questions:   Assessment Development & Administration Division | 916-319-0803
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