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COMMUNITY UPDATE 3/24/20:

Update on COVID-19 and the Suspension of Statewide Student Testing

To reduce the strain on students, families, and educators during the COVID-19 outbreak, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on March 4, 2020 to waive this year’s statewide testing for California students in schools serving grades Kindergarten through 12.  The U.S. Department of Education announced a broad wavier process on March 20th allowing all states, including California, to bypass student testing requirements included in federal law. 

Under guidance of the California Department of Education:

·         LTUSD students will not be given the CAASPP statewide assessments for English/Language Arts, Math, and Science during the 2019-2020 school year

·         LTUSD students will not be given or continue the summative ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessment for California) assessments during the 2019-2020 school year.  This assessment applies to students whose primary language is not English and have been identified as English learners.

·         Physical Fitness testing is on hold until students return to school

·         The California High School Proficiency Examination test administration for the weekend of March 21st was cancelled.  All March test takers were reregistered for June or provided information on how to request a refund.  Additional locations and space within current locations will be increased to accommodate this change

   High school equivalency testing is on hold until testing centers are reopened

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If a school is back in session, the expectation will be that students identified as requiring the initial ELPAC will be tested.  The timeline of 30 days to conduct the initial ELPAC has been extended by 45 days, meaning students are expected to be given the initial ELPAC within 75 days of identification.  The expectation is that new students whose primary language is not English will continue to be assessed when they return to school this year (within 75 days of identification/school reopening) or next school year.  This assessment applies to students whose primary language is not English and have been identified as English learners.




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