Standards & Testing
Below you can find the current learning standards, assessment metrics and curriculums adopted by PUSD. This is not an endorsement by PCW. We encourage you to share with us PUSD's past standards and curriculum so that we may offer a historical comparison.
- Graduation rate: 95% (source: California Department of Education and National Center for Education Statistics)
- Smarter balanced results in 2022:
- 74.63% English standard met or exceeded
- 66.95% Math standard met or exceeded
Common State Standards
Assessment / Testing
The guiding principles listed below provide the basis for the Poway Unified School District's policies and practices regarding assessment and evaluation. These guiding principles provide a focus for decision making around assessment instruments, practices, and the use of results. For more information see the District's Comprehensive Assessment Plan.
- The essential purpose of assessment is the improvement of student learning.
- Assessment must provide a comprehensive picture of student achievement.
- Assessment must measure student growth over time.
- Assessment must be valid and reliable.
- Assessment data must be responsibly and efficiently collected and managed.
PUSD utilizes the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system, an umbrella system encompassing tests for English, math, Spanish and science through several instruments.
Test scores are recorded as Standards Exceeded, Standards Met, Standards Nearly Met, and Standards Not Met.
AASPP was administered to students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 during the Spring of 2022.PUSD's 2022-23 Testing Calendar
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Test Results - English Language Arts / Literacy and Mathematics
For detailed test results from a specific school within PUSD, click on the year and type the name of the school in the search bar where indicated.
Two Ethnic Studies Courses
Racial Equity & Inclusion
In 2023, without parent knowledge and the opportunity to opt-out, Del Norte High School students were given the unapproved controversial math assignment shown below.