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Room 200| Phone (510) 659-2517 | Fax (510) 659-2518
Director: Julie Forbes
Secretary: Hyde Lo

The Assessment & Accountability Department ​is one of the departments in Instructional Services

Instructional Services Team Vision & Mission

Instructional Services is a dynamic leadership team that collaborates, innovates, and advances together to create optimal and equitable conditions for student and adult learning.

We provide quality support and expertise that empowers:
• Management to Lead • Teachers to Engage • Students to Succeed

Assessment and Accountability handles student achievement testing required by the state.  Among these tests are the following:

SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)
English Language Arts and Math 


~ State mandated test for grades 3-8 and 11

CAST (California Science Test)
~ State mandated test for grades 5, 8, and a school-specific   assigned high school grade.

State Physical Fitness Testing

~ State mandated test for grades 5, 7, 9

Click here to view our Testing Calendar.
Please use the link in the grey band to the left for more information on CAASPP, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, and the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) tests.
To be directed to the departments that handle other testing, please click on the appropriate link below:

GATE  (Gifted and Talented Education)

If you have questions regarding the following optional tests for grades 9-12, please contact your home high school.

ACT (American College Test)

PSAT (Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test)

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) 

AP (Advanced Placement)


Last Modified on April 10, 2017