The Orcutt Union School District began utilizing an assessment program in all of our district schools during the 2009/10 school year. The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) assessment program is a technology-based system that focuses on individual student growth in three academic areas: Language, Mathematics, and Reading. The District began using the California Common Core State Standards (CCCSS) version of the assessment in the 2013/14 school year which may result in fluctuations in student scores, including drops in scores. More information on shifts in student test scores as a result of the new version of the assessment can be found here

The assessments referred to as Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), are given three times per year to students in grades 1-6, and two times per year to students in grades 7-8. Teachers have access to the results within 48 hours. Information generated from the student reports will be shared with parents throughout the year. If you have questions about NWEA, please contact your child's teacher and/or principal. You can also visit the NWEA website at www.nwea.org.

The NWEA Testing Windows for 2018/2019 are:

October 15-November 9, 2018

February 4 - March 4, 2019

April 29 - May 31, 2019

Each school will set a testing schedule during the window - for more information on individual school testing schedules, please contact the school principal.

The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email: ssalucci@orcutt-schools.net, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at http://www.orcuttschools.net/district_information/legal_notices/title_IX