NUSD System of Assessments
The vision of the Natomas Unified School District is that “All NUSD students graduate as college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.” Assessments help students, parents/guardians, and teachers to inform teaching and learning. Assessments also inform student placement in appropriate classes, programs, interventions, and other supports. Assessments are one component of NUSD’s instructional system. To learn more about that instructional system, click here.
There are different types of assessments, each used for different purposes: classroom, grade level or subject area, district, state mandated, and college and career assessments. The following table describes the types and purposes of NUSD assessments with some examples for each:
Please note that test information and dates are subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.
English Language Arts and math
3rd-8th and 11th graders
5th, 8th and 12th grader
All 1st graders and 2nd-5th graders who are referred by their principal or teacher
5th, 7th, and 9th graders
March to May 2020
October 16, 2019