State Releases Results From New Assessment System
Students in grades 3-8 participated last spring. Individual student results will go to parents this fall.
State releases results from new assessment system
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction unveiled the aggregate results of new online assessments—known as California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The new assessment was administered to students last spring to gauge their progress in learning new, more rigorous academic standards designed to prepare them for college and careers in the 21st century.
Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students in grades 3-8 participated in the new, computer-based testing system, known as Smarter Balanced, which measures student knowledge of California’s English Language Arts and Mathematics standards.
“The results indicate that our students performed well in some content areas and need more support in other content areas,” said CUSD Superintendent Eric Andrew. “We expect to see both individual and district student achievement growth in subsequent administrations of the CAASPP assessments.”
He said that this year’s scores are better thought of as a starting point—a baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time. “We see these tests as an academic checkup. Like class assignments and report cards, they are one gauge of student progress—one way to provide you and your child’s teachers with information about your child’s work toward the high goals we have set for students.”
State officials plan to release official student score reports this fall, and they caution against comparing scores from the new tests with those from old tests. The new tests are too fundamentally different from the old ones to make any reliable comparisons between the two, they said.
State officials plan to release scores to schools in early September, and if all goes according to plan, parents would see official student score reports in the fall. They also caution against comparing scores from the new tests with those from old tests. The new tests are too fundamentally different from the old ones to make any reliable comparisons between the two, they said.
See the California Department of Education’s results page
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