State Assessments: Annual Measure of Progress
Each spring, our students in grades three through eight participate in the California Assessments of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
In Campbell Union School District, the test results are just one way to look at how well our students are mastering grade-level standards. We use the results to find areas of strength and areas in which students need help. It is also important to know that the test results are not used to determine whether a student moves to the next grade.School and District Results How to Help at Home
CAASPP contains the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics tests, the California Science Tests (CAST), and the California Alternate Assessments (CAA) in ELA, mathematics, and science. The test is designed to be computer adaptive—that is, the exam's difficulty tailors itself to students' abilities. The assessment is made up of traditional test items, where students select the correct answers and other items where students have to type in constructed responses.
With this test, the student is not scored based on the number of correct answers (i.e., percent correct), instead students are scored on both the number of correct answers and the difficulty of the questions completed.
Who takes the State test?
All Campbell Union School District students in grades 3rd‑8th. There are online practice tests to help students prepare!
Depending on their grade level, your child may have taken the following test(s):
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight
California Alternative Assessment (CAA)
California Science Test (CAST) in grades five and eight
California Spanish Assessment (CSA) in grades three through eight
Tests and reports for parents & schools
Based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California's accountability system is aligned to Eight California State Priorities. These priorities gauge the progress of our students and how our schools are supporting students to reach their highest potential.
Student Score Reports
There is a Student Report for families that shows results for the individual student, and the California School Dashboard reports results for each school. The parent report shows a child’s score on the statewide assessments. These scores are not used to determine whether a student moves on to the next grade. Rather, they represent an opportunity to focus on what supports students will need to achieve college and career readiness.
To learn more about your child’s scores, go to the parent web page called Starting Smarter, available at https://www.ca.startingsmarter.org/.
This site includes:
Resources to help understand results on the student score reports
Access to sample test questions and practice tests
No-cost resources to support learning
A guide for parent-teacher conferences
The School Dashboard uses multiple measures to give a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population. These measures are based on factors that contribute to quality education, including graduation rates, college/career readiness, student test scores, English learner (EL) progress, suspension rates, attendance, and parent engagement.