Assessment & Data Management
All California Students in Grades 3-8 and 11 take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress each spring in English Language Arts and mathematics. Most students in Gilroy take the CAASPP assessments in April and May. Please contact your school for the specific dates.
The California School Dashboard provides parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning. The California School Dashboard goes beyond test scores alone to provide a more complete picture of how schools and districts are meeting the needs of all students.
Dataquest is the California Department of Education source for data about California schools and districts around enrollment, discipline, attendance, physical fitness, and assessments.
A tool supported by the California Department of Education to help districts meet Local Control Accountability Plan priorities to improve school climate, pupil engagement, parent involvement, and academic achievement.
The ELPAC is the test that is used to measure how well students in kindergarten through twelfth grade understand English when it is not their primary language. It is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and consists of two separate assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners or not, and one to annually measure a student’s progress in learning English. Students are assessed on the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Identifying students who need help learning English is important so these students can get the extra help they need to do well in school and access the full curriculum. Every year students who are English learners will take the summative ELPAC to measure their progress in learning English. These young people are assets to our state and their local communities. Like all students, they bring a rich cultural and linguistic heritage to our classrooms.
12th grade students and parents
GUSD will automatically submit the GPA of all 12th grade students to the California Student Aid Commission, for the Cal Grant financial aid process. If you wish to opt out of this automatic GPA submission, please contact your high school Academic Coordinator / Counselor by November 30th of the current academic year.