CAASPP Testing Commences After Spring Break

 CAASPP Testing Commences After Spring Break

Students throughout the Alta Loma School District will again participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress beginning in early April.

“We’re still have a little time, but the testing period is just around the corner and it’s important that students and families start thinking about it,” said ALSD Superintendent James Moore. “Testing represents a departure from the regular school curriculum, so families and students need to be aware.”

CAASPP, which five 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 school ready for high school, college and their future 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. 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.