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CAASPP Testing

PYLUSD Parents:

This spring your child will take the California State Standardized testing, with individual scores provided to 

parents and the district.  Many of you are familiar with the former STAR testing taken each spring for over 

ten years. The STAR/CST testing process has been replaced with a new system known as the California 

Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). 

A component of the testing system is the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), which has 

been developed in order to assess a student’s mastery of the content standards and progress toward 

college and career readiness. Last spring, most students participated in the SBAC field test, however 

individual scores were not provided to parents or the district. This year students will take the full test and 

receive individual scores. A practice test for this exam is available for your review at­test/).

PYLUSD students will take the following exams this year:

● SBAC Test – Grades 3­8 and 11 in both Math and Language Arts.

● California Standards Test (CST) for Science in grades 5, 8, and 10.

 PYLUSD students with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP): ● Most students with an IEP will participate in the SBAC Test as outlined above.  Accommodations 

are available for the test, as designated per the IEP. ● California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science for students in grades 5, 8, and 10, if an IEP 

calls for such an exam. ● California Alternative Assessment Program (CAPA)  has been replaced with the Alternate 

Performance Assessment for California for students with an alternate curriculum in grades 2­11 

with an IEP that calls for such an exam. 

The SBAC is taken online and is given over several days(approximately 7­8 hours total). Each school has 

determined the days and times the tests will be given at their site.  You will receive information from your 

school site during the month of March and all testing will be completed by early June. 

For future updates and additional information, please check the PYLUSD website (

Candy Plahy

Assistant Superintendent, Education Services

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101