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Define Tests and Test Scores

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Tests

When you create a new test, it becomes to available to all the schools on your system.

Navigation:

District Setup > Grading: Tests

Data ElementDescription[Table]FieldNameUsed in these Reports

Name

Enter the name of the test.

Note: The CELDT Pre-ID report requires that a test be created with the name CELDT.

See the Appendix for a list of valid SAT and college preparatory test names used for the UC/CSU Qualifications report.

[Test]Name

CELDT Pre-ID

UC/CSU Qual

UC Direct

Transcript

CRDC

Pupil Perm Rec

Type

Choose the type of test from the pop-up menu.

[Test]Test_Type

Not Required

Description

Enter a description of the test.

[Test]Description

Not Required

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Test Scores

Test scores are scores associated with a particular test. Test scores entered here appear as fields on student pages for entering test results for individual students.

Navigation:

District Setup > Grading: Tests > Edit Scores

Data Element

DescriptionTable]FieldNameUsed in these Reports

Name

Enter the name of the test score.

See the Appendix for a list of valid test score names used for the CELDT Pre-ID and UC/CSU Qualifications reports.

[TestScore]Name

CELDT Pre-ID

UC/CSU Qual

UC Direct

Transcript

CRDC

Perkins E-1

Sort Order

Enter the sort order of the test score – used for display purposes only.

[TestScore]SortOrder

Not Required

Description

Enter a description of the test score.

[TestScore]Description

Not Required

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Subject

Choose the subject area of the GSSMD test from the pop-up menu. The default value is Does Not Apply.

See the Appendix for valid values.

[S_CA_TSC_X]GSSMD_SubjectGSSMD
Passing Score Minimum ValueEnter the minimum score considered passing.[S_CA_TSC_X]GSSMD_OtherExamPassingScoreGSSMD

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Add SBAC

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) are computer-based tests that measure student knowledge of California’s English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. In PowerSchool for California, you can add SBAC Test and Test Scores to the standard Test Setup.

To add and view SBAC tests and test scores:

Navigation:

District Setup > Grading: Add State Test

  1. Click Add State Test. The Auto Insert State Test page appears
  2. Click Load SBAC Test. The results of Test Inserts page appears.
  3. Click Go To Tests. The Test page appears.
  4. Locate SBAC and click Edit Scores. The SBAC Test Results page appears and displays the SBAC test scores and sort order.

Score Name

Description

Sort Order

ELA

Overall English Language Arts/Literacy Scale Score

Test Scores Values Provided: (same for each test unless otherwise indicated)

  • Below Standard (BS)
  • At/Near Standard (A/N)
  • Above Standard (AS)

10

ELA-AL

ELA Achievement Level

Level Values:

1 - Not Meeting Standard
2 - Approaching 
3 - Meets Standard 
4 - Exceeds Standard

30

ELA-RC

Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.

40

ELA-LS

Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.

50

ELA-Wr

Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.

60

ELA-RI

Students can engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.

70

Math

Overall Mathematics Scale Score

Test Scores Values Provided: (same for each test unless otherwise indicated)

  • Below Standard (BS)
  • At/Near Standard (A/N)
  • Above Standard (AS)

80

M-AL

Math Achievement Level

Level Values:

1 - Not Meeting Standard 
2 - Approaching 
3 - Meets Standard 
4 - Exceeds Standard

100

M-CP

Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out 
mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.

110

M-PSM

Students can solve a range of complex, well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies. Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

120

M-CR

Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.

130

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Add Initial ELPAC

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) are computer-based tests for English language proficiency (ELP) students whose primary language is a language other than English. The initial ELPAC tests identify students who are English learners (ELs). In PowerSchool for California, you can add Initial ELPAC Test and Test Scores to the standard Test Setup.

To add and view Initial ELPAC test and test scores:

Navigation:

District Setup > Grading: Add State Test

  1. Click Add State Test. The Auto Insert State Test page appears
  2. Click Load Initial ELPAC Test. The results of Test Inserts page appears.
  3. Click Go To Tests. The Test page appears.
  4. Locate InitialELPAC and click Edit Scores. The InitialELPAC Test Results page appears and displays the ELPAC test scores and sort order.

Score Name

Description

Sort Order

IA-LR

Initial ELPAC Listening Raw Score

10

IA-SRInitial ELPAC Speaking Raw Score20
IA-RRInitial ELPAC Reading Raw Score30
IA-WRInitial ELPAC Writing Raw Score40
IA-OSInitial ELPAC Overall Scale Score50
IA-OP

Initial ELPAC Overall Performance Level

Level Values :

  • Novice English Learner
  • Intermediate English Learner
  • Initial Fluent English Proficient (IFEP)
  • Blank
60
IA-OLP

Initial ELPAC Oral Language Performance Level

Level Values :

  • Minimally developed
  • Somewhat to moderately developed
  • Well developed
  • Blank
70
IA-WLP

Initial ELPAC Written Language Performance Level

Level Values :

  • Minimally developed
  • Somewhat to moderately developed
  • Well developed
  • Blank
80

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