Results from last spring's CAASPP testing (Life Science test for 10th graders; Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language-Arts and Mathematics for 11th graders) are now available. Individual student score reports were sent home in late September. Overall school and district-level results are available on the CDE DataQuest site.
The California Department of Education has created a short video to help parents understand their student's score report:
Entendiendo el Reporte de Calificaciones Individual de CAASPP del Estudiante: Este vídeo le ayudará a usted y a su hijo a aprender sobre el nuevo “Reporte de Calificaciones del Estudiante” de California y de los resultados de los exámenes estandarizados de fin de año.
CAASPP Student Score Report Guides from CDE:
- Smarter Balanced (gr. 11): English Español Chinese other available translations
- CST/CMA/CAPA (gr. 10): English Español Chinese other available translations
CAASPP Student Score Report FUHSD letter:
CAASPP Test Score Guide: an online resource for parents to help you understand your student's score report and what it means for your student's progress
Understanding the Results
Students who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment will receive an overall scaled score, which is the total score calculated from all sections of the assessment. There are four achievement levels, shown below. You will notice that both the scaled scores and achievement levels look different from the results of the STAR tests that were administered in the past. This difference is deliberate--these are new standards and new assessments, and they are too fundamentally different to be compared to previous test results. These first year results serve as a baseline for schools to measure progress in the years to come.
The Smarter Balanced assessments are designed around claims in each content area. These claims are broad, evidence-based statements about what students should know and be able to do as demonstrated by their performance on the assessment. Students receive information about their claim-level performance on the student score report.