• CAASPP Testing Begins in March

    Students throughout the Alta Loma School District will again be participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress beginning in March.

    CAASPP, which three years ago replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program as the state academic testing program, is intended to provide information to teachers, school administrators and families that can be used to monitor student progress to better ensure that they leave high school ready for college or their careers.

    The computer-based tests in English-language arts and mathematics are for students in third through eighth grades. Tests in science be will be administered to students in the fifth and eighth grades. CAASPP assessments will begin on March 20; each school will post its individual testing schedule.

    Following the testing period, families will receive a report of their child’s overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for the subjects that were tested and a comparison to last year’s CAASPP scores.

    Practice CAASPP tests are available for review at the California Department of Education Smarter Balanced Practice Test website at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.

    For more information about the assessment process, visit the CAASPP link under the testing and assessment tab at the California Department of Education website at www.cde.ca.gov. For information about testing at specific schools, contact the individual school.