Testing and Assessments

See also: College Testing

Alternative Assessments Parent Guide
Written by National Center on Educational Outcomes
Find out about alternative assessment options for students with disabilites.

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
Get information on this annual testing alternative for disabled students who cannot take part in the regular STAR testing.

California Department of Education Testing
General info on state testing.  Also click on “Testing Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications” link to access the downloadable pdf to find out appropriate accommodations and modifications for your special needs child’s testing.

STAR Testing and Reporting Information
Click on the link for Testing Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications

Released STAR Test Questions, Study Guides, Brochures, and Assistance

California Modified Assessment
Federal mandate to “develop and implement an alternate assessment of the (California) content standards based on modified achievement standards for children with disabilities who have an individualized education program (IEP).”

Allowable Testing Variations and Accommodations for the 2010 California Modified Assessment (Outside Source)
Provides a list of appropriate and allowable testing variations and accommodations for the CMA.

CAHSEE (California High School Exit Examination)
General information and links regarding the exit exam for high school students

CAHSEE Exemption Info for Students with Disabilities

Pearson Assessment and Information
Find Information on huge selection of educational tests.

WISC IV Test Overview
Website link to overview and explanation of the parts of the WISC IV test

List of Psychoeducational Evaluation Instruments