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CAASPP and SBAC Assessments

about 1 year ago

A Message about the CAASPP/Smarter Balanced results 

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) monitors the results of the Smarter Balanced assessments that were administered this past Spring to gauge how well students are progressing toward college and career readiness with our new rigorous state standards.  

The new tests measure skills in English and math, such as application of knowledge, critical thinking, and complex problem solving.  These results will provide an opportunity to focus on the needs of students and support teachers and schools in their work.  

An Academic Checkup   

Understanding Your Student Score Report 

Understanding Your Student Score Report (Spanish)

SBAC General Information

about 1 year ago

 SBAC  General Information

The Smarter Balanced assessments are new computer based tests that measure student knowledge of California’s English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics standards. These new assessments replace the former paper-based, multiple-choice assessments for students in grades three through eight and grade eleven. 

The Smarter Balanced assessment system uses both computer-based and computer-adaptive tests, providing students with a wider range of questions tailored to more accurately identify the knowledge and skills individual students have mastered.  The tests include performance tasks that challenge students to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving, and to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems.

The new computer-based tests include supports for English learners and students with special needs, allowing these students the ability to effectively demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

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AKA:  "Achievement Levels"
Like the new academic standards, the new tests are too fundamentally different from the old exams to make any comparisons between old scores and new.  This year’s results will establish a new baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time.  This is a new test, based on new standards, using new instructional materials.  It is expected we will see an initial drop in the percentage of students "meeting" standards, which is expected to rise as students are exposed to multiple years of instruction based on the new standards.

Parents will receive a report of their child’s scores. But no student, parent or teacher should be discouraged by these scores, which will not be used to determine whether a student moves on to the next grade.  Rather, the scores will represent an opportunity to focus on the needs of students and support teachers and schools in their work to achieve college and career readiness.

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Common Core Information The new Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics were designed to prepare students for the rigor and performance expectations of college and the workplace. CCSS allow teachers to take a focused set of standards and teach them in depth. With these new standards, students in math classes will learn how to consider multiple ways to solve a problem and how to explain their rationale behind their answer. In English and other subjects, students will learn how to gather evidence from multiple sources to support a position in a classroom debate or to write an argumentative essay.Since 1998, students in Grades 2 to 11 have taken the California Standards Test (CST) each spring. New tests currently being designed by Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) will replace the CST beginning in spring 2015. These tests will ask students to explain their thinking and apply their knowledge more than previous multiple-answer tests could. They also will give parents and students accurate information about whether students are on track to graduate high school and are ready for college and the workplace.

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Common Core Math:

EngageNY Math Shifts for Students & ParentsEngageNY WebsiteEngageNY Math Parent Roadmaps by Grade(English and Spanish available)Engage NY Homework Help by Grade Level & Activities for Home (the pages below include homework helps, guides, and also include links to the Parent Roadmaps noted above, but in english only. For Spanish, use the link above.)

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 Grade 8: School District EngageNY Homework Help:

Common Core Language Arts:

The Official Common Core Website                    
The California Department of Education
Smarter Balanced Assessments common-  core-state-standards-tools-resources/
California PTA               e-standards.cfm