Academic Testing Information
TRCS students participate in three school-wide assessments: MAP, CAASPP and CAST.
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)
Online assessment administered to all students in grades K-8 three times a year — Fall, Winter, and Spring. MAP provides feedback that monitors student growth and guides instruction in Math and English Language Arts (ELA). MAP test results are shared with families in the Trimester 1 Progress Report and Trimester 2 and 3 Report Cards. Any questions about your student’s MAP scores can be directed to your child’s teacher.
The following link provides resources for parents to learn more about MAP® Growth™: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/
CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress)
Online assessment administered each spring to all students in grades 3-8. The CAASPP test measures each student’s achievement in Math and English Language Arts and demonstrates our school’s overall achievement and growth. Student results from the CAASPP will be mailed to the student’s home as soon as they are available (typically summer).
The following links open the California Department of Education CAASPP website and Frequently Asked Questions about CAASPP.
CAST (California Science Test)
The CAST (California Science Test) is taken online each spring by 5th and 8th grade students. CAST measures each student’s achievement on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
The following link provide more information about CAST: