Testing FAQ’s

As a program of a California public school, Excel Academy must adhere to the same state testing requirements as all other public schools.

The frequency of required state testing varies by grade-level:

  •   CELDTCalifornia English Language Development Test 
      Grades K-12
    English Language Learners Only
    Dates vary in September/October
  •   CST  Science Assessment
      Grades 5, 8 and 10
    Dates Vary in April/May

Testing Resources:


 SBAC practice tests are available to the public at http://caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

Practice tests and answer keys are available for grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 in both English language arts and math. The tests are accessed by clicking on the Student Interface Practice and Training Tests tab.  The answer keys are found by clicking on the Test Administrator Resources tab. You do not need to enter a specific password or login. The word “guest” will appear, so simply click login: sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

There are four major types of questions that your child may see: multiple choice, multiple response, short answer, and performance assessments. You are encouraged to explore and discuss the practice tests with your child.

Additional Resources

CAASPP Practice Tools for Students

  • Test Practice for Common Core (by the grade level) Barron’s Core Focus Workbook – Language Arts and Math combined
  • Critical Thinking Test Taking Practice for Math (by grade level)
  • Spectrum Test Prep – (Updated and revised for grade levels)
Physical Fitness – California

The Healthy Fitness Zone standards are available on the California Department of Education Physical Fitness Test FITNESSGRAM: Healthy Fitness Zone Charts Web page.


College Test Prep

The College Board Code, also known as the CEEB code, is needed when taking the PSAT, SAT or AP tests. This allows the testing site and College Board to know which school the student attends. Please bring or remember your school’s College Board code when taking these tests.

California Pacific Charter School – 054470 (applicable for students in Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego Counties)
Community Collaborative Charter School- Excel- 050033 (applicable for students in Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties)

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