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 *National Assessment of Educational Progress
  CST *California Standards Test
  CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam
  CELDT *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.