On January 1, 2014, California Education Code Section 60640 established the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System of assessments. The CAASPP System replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, which became inoperative on July 1, 2013.
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments which are delivered by computer consist of two sections: a computer-adaptive test and a Performance Task based on the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The computer-adaptive section includes a range of items types such as selected response, constructed response, table, fill-in, graphing, etc. The Perfromance Tasks are extended activities that measure a student’s ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple standards—a key component of college and career readiness.
From the California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson: Tests are a part of life. They're also an important part of California's plan for high-quality teaching and learning. Our goal is to help all students graduate with the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills they need to prepare for college and a 21st-century career.
In September, 2015, California released the first year results for the new CAASPP assessments.
Using data from the CAASPP website I created achievement and demographic reports for Alameda schools. These reports were created by hand so if there are any questions about the data please contact me.
Alameda Unified School District 2015 CAASPP Achievement Report
Alameda Unified School District 2015 School Site Demographic Data
Alameda Charter School 2015 CAASPP Achievement Report
Alameda Charter School 2015 Site Demographic Data
Note: The data in the reports above only contains students tested in grades 3-8 and grade 11.
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