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What to Do on a Test Day

Make sure your child comes to school on time, well rested and having eaten a good breakfast.

If your child is absent the day of a test, check if a make-up test day is available.

Testing Summary

Testing helps assess the progress and success of individual students and the school as a whole, and to identify specific problems. Some tests are mandated by the state of California, others by LAUSD. The NAEP is a federal assessment.

List of Tests
Acronym Test Given to Months
  Audiometric Testing students who might have a hearing loss November
CELDT California English Language Development Test students whose home language is not English August through October
PFT California Physical Fitness Test 7th graders January through April
  Math/Literacy Diagnostic Test 8th graders April
STAR California State Testing see California State Testing page May
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress students age 13 January-February
  Common Core Tests all grades May
  Periodic Assessments see Periodic Assessments page October thru May
  Scoliosis Screening 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys January

PSAT Fall 2022

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Three-hour homeroom (special bell schedule)

Eighth grade students take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in October. The test is free. Students can bring water and a light snack. They will be allowed two five minute breaks.

Sixth and seventh grade students will remain in homeroom during the testing and will work on the Math and English interim assessments.

⬇ Download the letter to parents from Principal Mr. Enriquez

Period Start End Minutes
8:00 12:00 240
Lunch 12:00 12:30 30
Period 1 12:36 12:52 16
Period 2 12:58 1:14 16
Period 3 1:20 1:36 16
Break 1:36 1:54 18
Period 4 2:00 2:16 16
Period 5 2:22 2:38 16
Period 6 2:44 3:00 16

Be sure to read the PSAT calculator policy. Certain calculators are permitted, but not laptops, tablets, mobile phones, smartwatches, or other technology with wireless communications or audio/video capabilities.

See also High School and College Readiness.

College and Career-Planning Tests

Interested eighth grade students can take the ACT EXPLORE test.

LAUSD provides this opportunity to all 8th and 9th graders to help them as they start thinking about future educational and career opportunities. The test is administered at Palms.

For details, contact the Counselors.

See also High School and College Readiness.