Standards, Assessment, and Testing

See Also: Support for Special Needs – Testing

Psychological Assessments

BRIGANCE® Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills–Revised (CIBS–R)
Comprehensive checklist of basic skills for children from birth to grade 9.

Hoagies Gifted Education Page
Very comprehensive list of all types of testing for gifted, special needs, and typically developing children.

List of Psychoeducational Testing
Very comprehensive list

Wechsler Intelligence Scale
Explanation and examples regarding this commonly used test


Alaska State Rubrics
Rubrics: lists 4 levels of ability for each grade and four academic subjects

Alaska State Comprehensive System of Student Assessment for Writing
Uses a common 6-point system of evaluation for writing including the areas of: voice, content, organization, word choice, conventions, and sentence fluency

CA State Writing Rubric for Grades 4 and 7

Kathy Schrocks’s Guide for Educators – Rubrics
Hundreds of Rubrics (charts of skills demonstrated) for every subject, as well as articles about rubrics

Rubrics for Teachers
For educators and parents; check out links to sites with rubrics for every subject and grade.
(Rubrics are charts of leveled skills, which are used to assess students’ abilities without grades.)

Santa Cruz City Schools Writing Rubrics and Scoring

State School Assessments and Standards

CAHSEE (California State High School Exit Exam)
Information about the test, links to resources and the Educational Testing Services site (outside source.)
Exam blueprints, released test questions, study guides, teacher guides, and assistance packets for students and parents.

CAHSEE Math Study Guide

Common Core State Standards
Information and frequently asked questions about the 2010 academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education, developed to provide standards for English-language arts and mathematics.

Curriculum Frameworks for California
These are ‘blueprints’ for how to implement the content standards for each subject: Career-Technical Education, Foreign Language, Health, History-Social Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Reading & Language Arts, Science, Visual & Performing Arts

Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
Students can demonstrate their mastery of the high school curriculum by testing on specified California Standards Test (CST) scaled scores, previously earned GSE results, or a combination of the two to qualify for the GSSMD.

STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting)
Main site for STAR Testing Information

STAR – Sample Questions
View sample released STAR test questions for all grades and subjects.