State Testing

Testing and Accountability

Testing is a critical element of the academic process.  Results demonstrate the needs of students and provide insight into the overall learning process.  Teachers and administrators continually work together and review individual students, whole class, and whole school results from various test sources noted in the table below.  It is important for parents to work with Banning Unified School District to ensure all students take required tests each year so students are placed in proper academic programs.  Review this section for upcoming testing, resources, and information to help your student achieve.

Academic Performance Index (API)

Link to Information


Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

Link to Information

School Accountability Report Card

Link to Information

BUSD Student Assessments and Information 2009/2010

State Tests




Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)

4/20/10 - 5/18/10 (contact schools for specific dates)

California Department of Education for STAR (individual tests sent home)

Parent and Student Resource Page
English      Spanish

California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

Oct: 6-7 (grade 12)

Nov: 3-4 (grades  11-12)

Feb 2-3 (grades  11-12)

Mar 16-17 (grade 10)

May 11-12 (grades  10-12)

California Department of Education for CAHSEE

(individual tests sent home)

Math Study Guide

English Study Guide

CAHSEE Information

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

July 09 - Oct. 31, 2009

California Department of Education for CELDT

(individual tests sent home)

CELDT General Information           English  Spanish

Early Assessment Program (EAP for 11th graders)

March 23, 2010

Individual reports will be sent home (also, see school counselor)

EAP General Information

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Mar 1 - May 28

Grades 5, 7, 9

Individual tests sent home

PFT General Information





College and College Entrance Tests




SAT: Mar 13, Jun 5 at BHS

PSAT: Oct 14

(See resources for local off campus testing sites)


Online SAT Information


See resources for local off campus testing sites


Online ACT Information

Advanced Placement (AP)

May 3 - 14







General Testing Resources



Testing Tips