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, dojohnson@powayusd.com
Stacey Davis, Executive Assistant, (858) 521-2731
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
ASSESSMENT / TESTING Staff Directory
Title Name Phone Email
Executive Director Doug Johnson 858-521-2731 dojohnson@powayusd.com
Testing Supervisor Linda Meloney 858-521-2839 lmeloney@powayusd.com
Data and Assessment Technician Linda Campos 858-521-2800 ext. 2253 lmcampos@powayusd.com
Data and Assessment Technician Michele Crabtree 858-521-2800 ext. 2250 mcrabtree@powayusd.com
Data and Assessment Technician Angela Keirn 858-521-2800 ext. 2255 akeirn@powayusd.com
Data and Assessment Technician Pauline Moroz 858-521-2800 ext. 2254 pmoroz@powayusd.com
Data and Assessment Technician Manolo Motos 858-521-2800 ext. 2252 mmotos@powayusd.com
Sr. ISSA Zoe NG 858-521-2800 ext. 2236 zng@powayusd.com
Assessment & Digital Content Help Desk 858-521-2881 ADC@powayusd.com

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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 [Visit this site for more information]
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 [Visit this site for more information]
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)

  English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
ELPAC, The English Language Proficiency Assessment for California is the new assessment that is used to determine the English proficiency of students whose primary language is other than English.  The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and assesses four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

 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.
 

 

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 race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com.
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