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As a publicly funded charter school Vista Oaks is required to participate in all state testing. Vista Oaks works hard to make testing a pleasant experience for students and families. Below is a short overview of all assessments that Vista Oaks uses.



Vista Oaks uses an adaptive assessment called Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) to monitor student growth and further assist instruction. The MAP is given grades 1 - 12 for reading and math. Students are asked to participate a minimum of once a year. 


MAP Parent Informational Flyer



The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is a statewide assessment that is given to all students in grade 3 - 8 and 11 for English and Math. Students in high school take the California Science Test one time at the end of their final science class. 


Vista Oak staff values student’s meaningful participation in the CAASPP assessment. We work hard to make the testing environment a pleasant space for students. 


CAASPP testing occurs throughout the month of April. Specific testing schedules will be shared with families from their Advisor in early March.  To help your child prepare for the CAASPP click on the link below to view the practice test. 




The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), is a required state assessment for a student whose primary language is a language other than English. The Initial ELPAC is given to students upon enrollment in a U.S. school. Additionally, the Summative ELPAC is given to all identified English Learners annually each February. 


If your student needs to test, your advisor will inform you on the upcoming testing dates and times.   To help your child prepare for the ELPAC click on the link below to view the practice test. 



The PFT has been canceled for the 2020 -2021 school year. The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a required state assessment for all students in grade 5, 7 and 9. The PFT consists of six fitness areas: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength and Endurance, Upper Body Strength and Endurance, Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility, Body Composition, and Flexibility. Families will receive more information about the PFT in late February or early March. 


Title 5 California Code of Regulations 852 - Pupil Exemptions 

A parent or guardian may annually submit to the school a written request to  excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test provided pursuant to Education 24 Code section 60640 for the school year. If a parent or guardian submits an exemption  request after testing has begun, any tests) completed before. the request is submitted  will be scored and the results reported to the parent or guardian and included in the  pupil's records. An LEA and its employees may discuss the CAASPP assessment  system with parents and may inform parents of the availability of exemptions under  Education Code section 60675. 
What kinds of things will my child learn in mathematics and English language arts in first grade? In high school? 
The brochures, which can be downloaded from the Sacramento County Office of Education Web site, are organized by grade span and provide insights into what students will be learning: