San Leandro Unified School District Releases CAASPP Results
San Leandro Unified School District announced the release of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing results on September 9, 2015. These tests were administered in the spring of 2015 to students in grades 3-8 and 11 and are aligned to the Common Core Standards. Additionally, 5th, 8th, and 10th graders were given the California Standards Tests for Science. These assessments are intended to measure student progress toward college and career readiness.
The CAASPP tests included extended response and technology enhanced items (such as audio and interactive exercises) as well as performance tasks to allow students to demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Because 2015 is the first year of operational administration for the Smarter Balanced Online Summative Assessments, there are no previous-year results with which to compare 2015 results: nor can results for the online assessments be compared to results of other tests. Achievement levels for English/Language Arts and Mathematics were on a 4-point scale. The standards can be Exceeded=4, Met=3, Nearly Met=2, and Not Met=1.
Superintendent Michael McLaughlin, Ed.D, said, “In this first year of the new tests that align to Common Core standards, our students performed in line with our expectations. We are working diligently in the classrooms to ensure that all of our students will be career and college ready when they graduate from San Leandro and we are making excellent progress towards our goals.”
Results on these tests should improve as students have more years of instruction based on the new standards and more familiarity with the new test system. SLUSD teachers and administrators will work with parents/guardians to help them understand what individual results mean for their student.