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Assessments provide data and information for not only measuring student progress and performance, but also for evaluating our educational services and determining strategies for improvement.  See below for information on the assessments at MDUSD.


Assessment Calendars

Elementary Assessment Calendar

Secondary Assessment Calendar



State Assessments - Summative assessments designed to measure end-of-year student proficiency and overall student learning.  The assessments are administered annually and can give a general sense of how students and schools are doing at year’s end.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) System

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

CalSCHLS Healthy Kids Survey


District Assessments - Common district assessments designed to monitor student progress and support instruction and learning.  The assessments are administered multiple times throughout the school year and provide ongoing formative feedback for students and schools.

ESGI K/TK Assessments for ELA, SLA and Math

i-Ready Diagnostics for Reading and Math

Benchmarks for ELA, SLA and Math

Social Emotional Learning Survey

CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) Assessment


Report Cards - Student Report Cards are designed to provide detailed information on student progress toward mastery of grade level standards.  Teachers complete report cards at the end of each quarter/trimester/semester. 

Elementary Report Cards

Secondary Report Cards (Link TBA)


Standardized High School Testing - Achievement tests designed for students to demonstrate academic proficiency and skills to supplement their academic profile.  Many of these tests can aid in the admission process for college, post-secondary, higher education, and career programs.

(Links TBA)

ACT Test

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

College Board PSAT Test

College Board SAT Test

International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) Exam


High School Equivalency Tests - Equivalency/Proficiency tests designed to verify high school level skills and provide opportunities to obtain certificates equivalent to a California high school diploma.

(Links TBA)

General Educational Development (GED) Test

High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)