Assessment & Accountability

The Program Evaluation Department coordinates a range of assessment and evaluation projects including:  oversight of the distribution, administration, collection, and security of all state and district assessment; the School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), and Report of Progress (report cards). The department manages and supports the implementation of DnA, the district's assessment database.  To help facilitate informed decision-making the Program Evaluation Department analyzes, interprets, and disseminates student achievement results to schools, district office staff, and the community.

 

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Application to Conduct Research

The Assessment & Accountability branch of Education Services oversees the grant and research application process.  Researchers seeking to conduct research in the district must complete the Application to Release Student Data.  Submission instructions provided in the packet.  

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

PVUSD Testing Schedule for 2017-2018 

Test Type Grade Level Testing Window  General Information

CAASPP

English-language arts and Mathematics

3,4,5,

6,7,8

 

Tests will be administered online, including a performance task in both subject areas.  Grade-level testing schedules will be posted when finalized.  Window for Special Education students runs from 

CAASPP

w/EAP

English-language arts and Mathematics

      11

 

Tests will be administered online, including a performance task in both subject areas.  Grade-level testing schedules will be posted when finalized.  EAP assessment items will be embedded within CAASPP-SBAC testing. 

CAST (Science)

5, 8, 10

 

Student scores will be integrated into the CAASPP-SBAC Score Report that includes ELA and mathematics results.  

CAA

3,4,5,

6,7,8

and 11

 

For students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the Smarter Balanced assessments even with accessibility supports and whose IEP indicates assessment with an alternative test.  

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CAASPP:  California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

SBAC:  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

CAA:  Californiua Alternate Assessment

CAST:  California Science Tests 

EAP:  Early Assessment Program

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CONTACT US

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Frances Basich Whitney

Coordinator, Program Evaluation

Research, Accountability & Assessment

831-786-2100 ext 2577

FAX:  831-786-1317

Anne Childers

Curriculum Coach

Research, Accountability & Assessment

831-786-2100 ext 2548

FAX:  831-786-1317

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Jose Anaya

Database Systems Analyst

831-786-2100 ext 2906

FAX:  831-786-1317

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Carolyn (Denise) Garcia

Testing Specialist II

831-786-2100 ext 2971

FAX:  831-761-6046

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Lori Hallet

Assessment Specialist

831-786-2100 ext 2970

FAX:  831-761-6046