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Current Assessments

Currently, CWCS requires the following assessments to help support the students’ learning by using data to accurately determine students’ needs. For more information about any of these assessments, please click the corresponding links to the left. 


If you have any questions regarding Assessments, please feel free to contact our Curriculum and Assessment Director, Shoni Johnson, at or at 800.808.9895 x 252.  



Required Assessment



TK (ages 5 and up)-1st 


Pre and Post



AIMSweb Baseline

At or prior to first learning record meeting

Proctored for at least 2 consecutive months


AIMSweb (Monthly)

As needed after 2nd check*

*Refer to RtI Policy


AIMSweb Check


Winter Check for students who were not being progress monitored monthly

Some students in grades 8-11 may be exempt from RCBM/MAZE winter check. Students who have passed Alg1 do not need MCAP winter probe. See RtI Policy

3-8 and 11th

Scantron (or other school designated assessment)

Winter Benchmark        

Not used for progress monitoring determination. This assessment will be used to determine student’s progress in grade level standards.


Scantron Math (or other school designated assessment)

First week of school; upon enrollment, or during designated window year prior to start of 10-11th grade

For students who have not yet passed Algebra 1. Optional for grades 12



(Math Placement)  

As required in spring

See Math Placement Policy

3-8 & 11th

CAASPP (CA Math & ELA Testing)

As required in spring

As required by State of California

5, 8 & 11-12th 

CAST (CA Science Test)

As required in spring

As required by State of California

5,7 & 9th

PFT (Physical Fitness Test) 

As required in spring

As required by State of California

TK-12 English Learner Students Only

ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California)

As required by law

As required by State of California