Learning Support Services

Assessment & Accountability

Assessment & Digital Content Help Desk 
Direct Line:  (858) 521-2881
(858) 521-2800 ext. 2251

Doug Johnson, Executive Director II,
Vicki Creed, Executive Assistant, (858) 521-2731
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128



The guiding principles listed below provide the basis for the Poway Unified School District's policies and practices regarding assessment and evaluation. These guiding principles provide a focus for decision making around assessment instruments, practices, and the use of results. For more information see the District's Comprehensive Assessment Plan.

  1. GUIDING PRINCIPLE #1 The essential purpose of assessment is the improvement of student learning.
  2. GUIDING PRINCIPLE #2 Assessment must provide a comprehensive picture of student achievement
  3. GUIDING PRINCIPLE #3 Assessment must measure student growth over time
  4. GUIDING PRINCIPLE #4 Assessment must be valid and reliable
  5. GUIDING PRINCIPLE #5 Assessment data must be responsibly and efficiently collected and managed

The assessment of student progress is essential to our District's mission of "All Students Learning" and an integral component of the learning process. All learners, regardless of their ages require feedback if they are to improve their performance.

 Measure of Academic Progress
MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CAASPP, The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress suite of assessments are intended to provide educators, parents, and students accurate and actionable information about what students are learning.  The CAASPP consists of the following:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
  • The California Alternate Assessment (CAA)
  • The California Science Test (CAST)

  California English Language Development Test
CELDT, The California English Language Development Test are to identify LEP (Limited English Proficient) students, determine the level of English language proficiency, and to assess the progress of LEP students in acquiring the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing in English.

 California Physical Fitness Test
PFT, The physical fitness test for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM®. The FITNESSGRAM® is a comprehensive, health-related physical fitness battery developed by The Cooper Institute.

  College Ready
PUSD is committed to preparing students for the 21st Century and as such provides a wide range of testing services to help students achieve their goals.


LSS Contacts

Title Name Phone Email
Executive Director Doug Johnson 858-521-2731
Testing Supervisor Linda Meloney 858-521-2839
Data and Assessment Technician Linda Campos 858-521-2800 ext. 2253
Data and Assessment Technician Michele Crabtree 858-521-2800 ext. 2250
Data and Assessment Technician Pauline Moroz 858-521-2800 ext. 2254
Data and Assessment Technician Manolo Motos 858-521-2800 ext. 2252
Sr. ISSA Zoe Ng 858-521-2800 ext. 2236
Assessment & Digital Content Help Desk 858-521-2881





The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

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