Modesto City Schools – Assessment & Evaluation
1017 Reno Ave, Building A Modesto, CA 95351
Phn: (209) 574-1589
Fax: (209) 576-4385
Senior Director, Assessment & Evaluation
Data Analyst Technician
Data Analyst Technician
The Assessment & Evaluation department coordinates the administration and processing of district, state, and federally mandated assessments (listed below), provides training and support for site test coordinators and principals, and ensures that appropriate test preparation and administration procedures are followed at all school sites in order to maintain test security. The Assessment & Evaluation department also assists school sites in the preparation of the School Accountability Report Card (SARC).
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery for Schools (S-ASVAB)
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC)
These exams test students’ knowledge and skills in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics.
Grades 3-8, and 11
California Science Test (CAST)
This assessment uses questions that bring together science content, practices, and concepts.
Grades 5, 8, and once in High School
California Spanish Assessment (CSA)
The CSA is an optional test that measures students’ knowledge and skills in reading, writing mechanics, and listening in Spanish.
Grades 3-12 (optional)
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
ELPAC is the mandated state test for determining English language proficiency (ELP). It must be given to students of all grade levels whose primary language is one other than English. California and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. To learn more about ELPAC, click here.
Physical Fitness Test
The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a comprehensive, health-related physical fitness battery of tests for students in California. For more information, click here.
Grades 5, 7, and 9
Benchmark and Interim Assessments
Given throughout the school year, these tests serve the purpose of examining students’ progress.
College Board helps students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. To learn more, click here.
AP (Advanced Placement) Exams
AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they’re still in high school and earn college credit and placement. To learn more about AP courses and exams, click here.
The PSAT includes questions that focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success. It consists of a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The PSAT is offered every October. To learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT and how it could connect students to various national college scholarships, click here.
The SAT is a national college admissions exam that helps students navigate their path through high school toward college and career and offers a range of unique benefits. Modesto High School is now an official SAT testing site! To learn more about the SAT and its ability to connect students to scholarships, click here.
The ACT is a national college admissions exam that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science. To learn more about the ACT, click here.
International Baccalaureate (IB) End of Year Exams
IB programs challenge students to excel in their studies and encourage both personal and academic achievement. To learn more about the IB program and exams, click here.