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K-12 Assessment

K-12 Assessment

Welcome to the Department of Assessment and Data Analysis!
DADA is responsible for defining, collecting, analyzing, maintaining and disseminating data and information about student achievement in the Newport Mesa Unified School District.


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Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP):

Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO's) and Targets


Advanced Placement (AP):

School and District Performance and AP Fee Reduction


Benchmark Assessments:

Elementary and Secondary


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP):

SBAC - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
CAST - California Science Test
CMA - California Modified Assessment
CAPA - California Alternative Performance Assessment
STS - Standards-based Tests in Spanish
- Early Assessment Program


College Readiness:

SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test
ACT - American College Testing
PSAT - Preliminary SAT
NMSQT - National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test


Physical Fitness Testing (PFT):

Grades 5, 7, and 9


Contact Us

Dept. of Assessment and Data Analysis
2985-C Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (714) 424-8944

Fax: (714) 424-5073


George Knights
Director of Professional Learning Communities and K-12 Assessment
714- 424-7555

Wendy Allee
District Assessment Specialist


Linda Wescott
District Assessment Specialist


Ginger Harrer
Computer Software Analyst


Erica Schrenker
Administrative Assistant