State Testing – Parent Opt Out

STATE REQUIRED TESTING

The Charter School follows the rules and procedures for all State required testing (i.e. Physical Fitness Test or the “PFT”, Smarter Balanced Assessment or “SBA”, California English Language Development Test or “CELDT”, and the California Standards Test or “CSTs” for Science Only).

All students will participate in applicable tests such as PFT, CELDT, SBA**, and Science CST**. 

** A parent or guardian may annually submit to the Charter School a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test provided pursuant to Education Code section 60640 for the school year. If a parent or guardian submits an exemption request after testing has begun, any test(s) completed before the request is submitted will be scored and the results reported to the parent or guardian and included in the pupil’s records.

STATE REQUIRED TEST REQUIRED GRADES TESTING MONTH(S)
CELDT K-12 July-June
PFT 5, 7, 9 February-March*
SBA 3-8 and 11 March-June*
CST/CMA/CAPA 5, 8, 10 March-June*

*Testing months are subject to change on a yearly basis. Please check with your student’s teacher for current testing dates.

The Charter School will follow state and federal guidelines for accommodations and modifications of all tests deemed necessary for students with exceptional needs as determined by the I. E. P. team.