STATE TESTING PROGRAMS


Chart of California Assessment System

California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program results are used for student and school accountability purposes.

Early Assessment Program (EAP)
A program that assesses students for college readiness in grade eleven of high school.

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
CELDT is a required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
A physical fitness test is required to be administered to students in grades 5, 7, and 9.


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS

REGARDING THE CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMINATION

 

As a result of a new California law enacted on October 7, 2015:

  • Passing the California High School Exit Exam is no longer required to graduate from high school.
  • The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) will NOT be administered at all this year.
  • The new law ends the requirement to pass the California High School Exit Exam to get a high school diploma during these three school years: 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
  • The new law requires school districts to grant high school diplomas to any student who completed grade 12 in the 2003–04 school year or a subsequent school year and has met all applicable graduation requirements other than the passage of the high school exit examination.
  • Any student who completed grade 12 in the 2003–04 school year or later and did not get a high school diploma only because of not passing the high school exit exam is urged to contact their last high school.
  • Chico Unified School District will be sending letters to students’ last known address who are to be granted diplomas asking them to contact their last high school.

For information about obtaining diplomas, please contact the school office manager:

  • Chico High School, 530-891-3026
  • Pleasant Valley High School, 530-891-3050
  • Fair View High School, Oakdale, Academy for Change,  530-891-3092
  • Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, 530-890-3090

 

TESTING OFFICE CONTACTS

For questions regarding the Testing program in Chico Unified School District, please contact:

 

Testing Office Assistant
Christina Winkle
(530) 891-3000 x105

Director of Testing:
Michael Morris
(530) 891-3000, x 172