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Data & Assessment

The Achievement & Assessment division’s goal is to ensure that every student learns the skills and information they need to be well educated and productive citizens. Test results are an important measure to monitor our efforts in reaching that goal. AUSD utilizes a variety of assessments to gather data on student achievement levels in order to monitor student progress over time and to make instructional decisions in the best interest of each student. The assessments currently in use with AUSD include:

  • California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

  • Screening and Progress Monitoring (STAR 360 Assessments)

  • English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)

  • District benchmark tests in Language Arts and Mathematics

  • 8th Grade Portfolio

  • High School Advanced Placement Exams (AP Exams)


Student achievement results are housed in a central data system, Illuminate, which allows each AUSD teacher web access to their students' data. The Illuminate system also allows administrators to monitor school wide and district wide performance over time


To help families understand the CAASPP (also known as the "Common Core Test" and the "Smarter, Balanced Test"), we have created a Common Core Assessment page. Please visit it to explore a wealth of resources, including an FAQ, links to helpful websites, and updates on the test result release. Specific information about the 2022-23 CAASPP test is available here  CAASPP Letter to Families.

Assessment Websites

The following list of website resources are hosted outside Alameda Unified School District's website. AUSD cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites. Linking to a website does not constitute an endorsement by AUSD, or any of its employees, of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site.