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Assessment, Research and Evaluation

Assessment Team

Assessment Research and Evaluation Office:

Phone: 925-552-2967 - Email our office


Hanna Ma Assistant Director - 925-552-2959


Ramaa Ravi Analyst - 925-552-5031



This department is responsible for assessing student achievement, progress, and outcomes; conducting research on issues of interest to school and district staff; and evaluating program effectiveness. We promote using data to inform decision-making that support our district's Framework for Excellence: Supporting Students and their Learning. Supporting Staff and their Work. Our mission is to strive for continuous improvement and excellence for all students and programs.


Requests for assessments of preschool age children are handled by the Special Education Department. Please call 925-552-5004 if you would like to speak with someone regarding this type of evaluation or assessment.

For more information and logistics about student assessment programs, click on the link listed to take you to the relevant page or posting:

2018-19 Testing Calendar​


State Assessments

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

CAASPP is California’s statewide student assessment system. Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents/guardians may submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all parts of CAASPP. The Early Assessment Program (EAP) uses the grade 11 Smarter Balanced summative assessments in ELA and math to identify students who are ready for college-level credit-bearing English and math courses. Grade 11 students may choose to release their test results to the California State University (CSU) and participating California Community Colleges (CCC) at the end of the online tests.


CAASPP Resources for Parents and Students:

Practice and Training Tests 
Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
CAASPP Student Score Report Information

CAASPP Resources for Parents


English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The California Department of Education (CDE) has transitioned from the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment in 2017-18. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. There are two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP. In the 2017-18 school year, students identified as English Learners took the Summative ELPAC, and new students with a primary language other than English and have not yet been identified as English Learners took the Initial CELDT. Beginning in 2018-19 school year, new students will take the Initial ELPAC and English Learners will take the Summative ELPAC. Parents and students are welcome to review the ELPAC Practice Tests.


Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

PFT assesses the physical fitness of students in grades 5, 7 and 9 in the following areas: aerobic capacity, body composition, upper body strength, abdominal strength, trunk strength, and flexibility. Students are scored as “within the Healthy Fitness Zone,” or “Needs Improvement - Some Risk,” or "Needs Improvement - Health Risk." To pass the PFT, students must have 5 of 6 fitness standards “within” the Healthy Fitness Zone. For 9th graders, who do not meet 5 of the 6 fitness areas, they must enroll in a Physical Education (PE) class in 10th grade. They will not be eligible for Independent Study PE.


District Assessments

Cognitive Abilities Test  (CogAT) is used to initially identify students who are eligible for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. This test consists of three batteries, which measure verbal, quantitative and nonverbal abilities.

Illuminate Education is a system for reporting and analyzing data; for creating, scoring and reporting of formative, interim, and summative assessments; and monitoring of student progress.


National and International Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences selects schools at random to participate and gather student performance data for national and international comparisons.

Our students may be selected to participate in any of the following tests:


For more information, contact Assessment, Research and Evaluation at (925) 552-2967.

Other Assessments



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High School Graduation Requirements

Instruction BP 6146.1(a)


Course Requirements

To obtain a diploma of graduation from high school, students shall complete at least the following courses/credits in grades 9 through 12.

Please Click Here to view the Board approved High School Graduation Requirements

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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