Update June 2021


All CAASPP Summative Assessments are scheduled to resume in 2020-2021

Although COVID-19 has created a less certain environment, the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC: ELA and math), the California Science Test (CAST), and the CAA for ELA, math, and science are all expected to resume for the 2020-2021 school year. 

More information about these assessments
 will be posted here as the information becomes available. 

Please follows these links from the state for more information. 

Implications of COVID-19 and Assessment



California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is required for 5th, 7th and 9th grade - 
Suspended for 2021.

PFT Fact Sheet

Each school in Vista Unified will set their own schedule as to when they will test their students. However, the test will be administered sometime during the months of February, March, April, and May.

Planning for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is already underway at Vista Unified. ELPAC has two types of assessments; ELPAC Initial and ELPAC Summative. Preparation for both has begun in earnest. 

ELPAC Initial
Although there are behind the scenes adaptations and adjustments to the COVID-19 environment, the test will look and be administered in much the same as past years. If you have a potential student for the ELPAC Initial, your family will be contacted to schedule assessment. If you have not been contacted by mid-September, please contact your school principal. 

ELPAC Summative
The planning for the ELPAC Summative is more complex. For some of our students eligible for ELPAC testing the assessment began in the Spring of 2020. For others there may be make-up assessment in the fall of 2020. If your English Learner student is eligible for make-up assessment (for the 2019-2020 school year), your family will be contacted by our English Language Development department. 

ELPAC Summative will resume as normal for all English Learner students in the Spring of 2021.

COVID Report