Department of Data & Student Services

Office of Assessment

  • The Office of Assessment within the Department of Data & Student Services oversees the administration and analysis of standardized testing and benchmark tests throughout the district. In the Redwood City School District testing includes the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress-CAASPP given annually to all California public school students in grades three through eight and eleven, as well as periodic benchmark interim assessments used to monitor student progress throughout the year.

    The Director of this department works with the Superintendent of the Redwood City School District, and the Assistant Superintendents of Educational Services, to monitor the progress of students at the district, school, classroom and individual level. Results are analyzed to consider the effectiveness of instructional strategies and to make sure that each student is getting instruction at a level that will maximize his or her success.

Assessment & Accountability

  • California students take several mandated statewide tests. These tests provide parents/guardians, teachers, and educators with information about how well students are learning and becoming college and career ready. The test results may be used for local, state, and federal accountability purposes.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

  • How do RCSD Students and all California Children Show What they Know?

  • What is the California Science Test (CAST)?

  • What is the California Alternate Assessment (CAA)?

  • What is the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) ?

  • What is the Standards-based Test in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts?

  • What is the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) ?

  • Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments.


  • Antonio Perez, Director of Data and Student Services
    District-wide Testing, 650.482.2457