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Ramona Unified School District Education Services

Theresa Grace
Assistant Superintendent of Education Services

Claudia Glassey
District Testing Specialist ​
FAX: 760-788-8587


7 months ago

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP). In California, the ELP assessment is the CELDT. 

The CELDT allows schools to identify students who need to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Schools also give the test each year to students who are still learning English.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to “What is the purpose of the CELDT?” and “Who must take the CELDT?” and other frequently asked questions, please visit the CELDT FAQ Web page.

Released Test Questions

CELDT sample questions (i.e., released test questions)

  • Released Test Questions (PDF)

  • These questions cover the four domains assessed by the CELDT: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

Score Interpretation Guides
Scoring Guides

CELDT Glossary

The CELDT Glossary provides terms and acronyms commonly used to describe the administration of the CELDT.


8 months ago

Senate Bill 172: Suspension of the California High School Exit Exam

Ramona Unified School District is happy to report that with the passage of Senate Bill 172, which took effect on January 1, 2016, school districts may now grant a graduation diploma to any student who completed all required course work for graduation but failed to pass either the English or mathematics portions of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).  SB 172 specifically addresses students who would have received a graduation diploma from 2004-2014.

Ramona Unified School District would like to provide students who meet the conditions of SB 172 with a copy of their official transcripts clarifying their graduation status, a copy of the information on Senate Bill 172, and their High School Diploma.

If you, or someone you know, completed all the necessary course work to graduate from Ramona High School, Montecito High School, or Future Bound Independent Study, but did not receive a diploma because of failing the CAHSEE, please contact Mrs. Brenda Shirley, Administrative Assistant in Education Services at Ramona Unified School District.  Mrs. Shirley can be reached by phone at 760-787-2012 or via email at


8 months ago

NWEA™ is a global not-for-profit educational services organization with over 30 years experience developing adaptive assessments, professional development, and educational research. Using our mission of Partnering to help all kids learn™ as a guide, we advocate for a kid-centric education policy based on highly accurate, reliable data.

The NWEA assessments are: Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) – These computerized tests are adaptive and offered in Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics. When taking a MAP® test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level.

NWEA MAP Parent Tool Kit

NWEA MAP Parent Tool Kit Spanish

NWEA Resources for Parents


8 months ago

All California school districts are required to administer the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to students in grades 5, 7, and 9.  The PFT for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity.

The test has six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that come from inactivity.

The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents:

  • by students to assess and plan personal fitness programs;

  • by teachers to design the curriculum of physical education programs;

  • and by parents and guardians to understand their children’s fitness levels.

The FITNESSGRAM®is composed of the following six fitness areas, with a number of test options provided for most areas:

  • Aerobic Capacity
    • PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run)

    • One-Mile Run

    • Walk Test (only for ages 13 or older)

  • Abdominal Strength and Endurance
    • Curl-Up

  • Upper Body Strength and Endurance
    • Push-Up

    • Modified Pull-Up

    • Flexed-Arm Hang

  • Body Composition
    • Skinfold Measurements

    • Body Mass Index

    • Bioelectric Impedance Analyzer

  • Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
    • Trunk Lift

  • Flexibility
    • Back-Saver Sit and Reach

    • Shoulder Stretch

Additional information may be found at the California Department of Education by following this link.