Glossary

ACT

American College Test

API

Academic Performance Index

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress

AP

Advanced Placement

AVID

Advanced Via Individual Determination

CST

California Standards Test

CAPA

California Alternate Performance Assessment

CAHSEE

California High School Exit Examination

Criterion-referenced Tests

Compare a student's performance to set criteria, such as state standards, rather than to the performance of other students. Criterion-referenced tests administered include:

NAEP

CST

CAHSEE

CELDT

*National Assessment of Educational Progress

*California Standards Test

California High School Exit Exam

*California English Language Development Test

PFT

Physical Fitness Test (Fitnessgram)

CELDT

California English Language Development Test

CDE

California Department of Education

CEEB

College Entrance Exam Board

CHSPE

California High School Proficiency Exam

DRP

Degrees of Reading Power

GATE

Gifted and Talented Education

GSE

Golden State Exam

IB

International Baccalaureate

NAEP

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Norm-referenced Tests

Compare an individual student's performance to a nationally representative reference group of students at the same grade. Norm-referenced tests administered in SDCS include:

PSAT

Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test

SABE/2

Spanish Assessment of Basic Education, Second Edition

SAT II

Scholastic Assessment Test - Subject tests

Standards-based Tests

Assess students' knowledge and skills in relation to the state content standards. Most standards based tests are criterion- referenced rather than norm referenced.

STAR

Standardized Testing and Reporting program

STS

Standards-based Tests in Spanish.