Testing Schedule


Dates are subject to change.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

For more information on the advanced placement program, visit the College Board AP web page.

May 1 – May 12, 2017 (High schools only)

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

The CELDT is a required state test for English language proficiency given to students whose primary language is other than English. For more information visit the California Department of Education’s CELDT web page.

July 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 Annual Testing
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 Initial Testing

Challenge Exam

High school students may take the challenge exam to fulfill the family health education graduation requirement. For more information, see Administrative Regulation 6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements. Contact your child’s school for testing dates.

Physical Fitness Test (Grades 5, 7, and 9)

The physical fitness test measures aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength and endurance, trunk extensor strength and flexibility, upper body strength and endurance, and flexibility. For more information visit the California Department of Education’s Physical Fitness Testing web page.

February 1 – March 24, 2017 (Elementary: Grades 5 and 7)
March 1 – April 28, 2017 (Secondary: Grades 7 and 9)

Pre-ACT (American College Testing)

For more information visit the ACT Plan web page.

October 19, 2016 (Grade 10)

Preliminary SAT (PSAT)

The PSAT is given to all eleventh grade students in the fall. For more information visit the College Board PSAT web page.

October 19, 2016 (Grade 11)

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

(Dates subject to change)
Smarter Balanced (Computer-based; for more information, visit the Smarter Balanced website.) March 8 – June 8, 2017 (Grades 3-8)

Science (Paper and pencil, CST and CMA)
April 12  May 16, 2016  (Grades 5, 8, and 10)

Early Assessment Program (EAP); for more information visit www.calstate.edu/eap/)
April 19 – June 8, 2017 (Grade 11)