State Releases Test Scores for Pasadena Unified Students

Published : Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 5:34 AM

The California Department of Education released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test scores on Wednesday for the students of the Pasadena Unified School District.

42% of Pasadena Unified students exceeded or met standards in English Language Arts/Literacy, up 6% from last year; 31% of students exceeded or met standards in mathematics, up 2% from last year, the results showed.

Students were tested in English language arts/literacy and math in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Online tests are designed to measure depth of understanding, writing, research, and problem-solving skills. The tests can take up to four hours to complete and are administered over several days. Students in grades 5, 8 and 10 were also tested in science; results for these tests will be released later this fall.

In a statement, Pasadena Unfied said “students continue to make progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).”

“The results of the CAASPP assessments confirm that our district is headed in the right direction with our college and career programs and with the investments we are making to address — at the root — the long-term issues that have slowed achievement by some groups of students,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “We still have much work ahead to address the achievement gap.”

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