Testing helps assess the progress and success of individual students and the school as a whole, and to identify specific problems. Some tests are mandated by the state of California, others by LAUSD. The NAEP is a federal assessment.
|Audiometric Testing||students who might have a hearing loss||December|
|CELDT||California English Language Development Test||students whose home language is not English||September|
|PFT||California Physical Fitness Test||7th graders||January through April|
|Math/Literacy Diagnostic Test||8th graders||April|
|STAR||California State Testing||see California State Testing page||September, May|
|NAEP||National Assessment of Educational Progress||students age 13||October through December|
|Periodic Assessments||see Periodic Assessments page||November thru June|
|Scoliosis Screening||7th grade girls and 8th grade boys||January|
College and Career-Planning Tests
8th grade students are encouraged to take the ACT EXLORE Test. LAUSD provides this opportunity to all 8th and 9th graders to help them as they start thinking about future educational and career opportunities. The test is administered at Palms. For details, contact Ms. Cuda in the Counseling Office.
Interested students can also take the PSAT in October.
See also High School and College Readiness.
|ACT EXLORE Test||interested students||check with counselor|
|PSAT||Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test||interested students||October|