Etiwanda School District
6061 East Avenue, Etiwanda, CA 91739
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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
The New California Testing System
This spring, students took part in the first statewide administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) program’s Smarter Balanced assessments for students in grades three through eight and eleven during the 2014-15 school year. These computer based tests replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program’s paper-based, multiple choice California Standards Test (CST).
The CAASPP Score reports will provide parents, schools and state with valuable information on student performance on the new academic standards. This first year will establish a baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time.
The new CAASPP reports will provide information in a different format from the STAR.
For additional information on the student score reports or on the Smarter Balanced test, please visit:
The CAASPP assessment system will include the following assessments:
The CAASPP testing sessions will be scheduled over the course of three or four days during the six-week testing window from the end of March to mid-May at each school site.
The Smarter Balanced computer adaptive testing system is configured to select grade-level questions for approximately the first two-thirds of the test. At that point, if the estimate of the student’s achievement level is clearly at the highest (or lowest) level, the question pool is expanded to include questions above (or below) the student’s grade level. Expanding the question pool to include out-of-grade questions can help create a more complete picture of each student’s knowledge and skills.
Additional information about the CAASPP assessment system and Smarter Balanced Assessments can be found on the California Department of Education assessment webpage under the “Students and Parents” tab.