Published : Friday, September 29, 2017 | 12:06 PM
The results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, which were completed by students in grades 3-8 and 11 last spring, have been released by the California Department of Education. This is the third year students across the state – 3.2 million total, including the Pasadena Unified School District, completed the test. Individual student test scores were previously mailed to homes.
The CAASPP results give us a key measure of how well students are mastering California’s challenging academic standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The skills called for by these standards—the ability to write clearly, think critically,and solve problems —are critical to success in college and 21st-century careers.
No single assessment can provide teachers with all the feedback they need to tailor instruction to meet the needs of their students. These results should be considered along with other measures of learning and in consultation with a student’s teachers.
Students’ scores are reported in one of four achievement levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.
Pasadena Unified schools have continued making gains, and PUSD is committed to raising achievement among all students. Pasadena Unified’s Local Control Accountability Plan for the 2017-2018 school year includes a focus on raising academic achievement, eliminating gaps, and creating safe and secure learning environments for learning and growth.
Pasadena Unified CAASPP test results are available on the California Department of Education’s CAASPP results website. Individual student test scores were delivered to homes in the last month.
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