Assessments

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The following assessments are administered at Foothill throughout the school year:

SMARTER BALANCED SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (SBAC)
AND CALIFORNIA SCIENCE TEST (CAST)

 
Students in grade eleven take computer adaptive summative tests for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics (SBAC).  They will soon be taking the California Science Test (CAST) once the test completes the field study phase and becomes a part of the existing SBAC assessment.

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The ELPAC is given to measure English language proficiency in students who learned English as a second language.  The results of this assessment determine the supports students should receive for language development.

Advanced_Placement_(AP)_Exams Card IconAdvanced Placement (AP) ExamsTop of Page

Students enrolled in AP courses have the opportunity to take AP exams in May each year.  Passing A exams can earn students college credit while they are still in high school.

Preliminary_SAT_(PSAT) Card IconPreliminary SAT (PSAT)Top of Page

The PSAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. It is a good idea to take the PSAT to practice for the SAT.

Armed_Services_Vocational_Aptitude_Battery_(ASVAB) Card IconArmed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)Top of Page

If you're serious about joining the military, then you should consider taking the ASVAB.  The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.

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If you have any questions about assessments, please contact our assessment administrator: 
Lauren Stroud 547-1700, ext. 13505 - lstroud@suhsd.net.