In 2016-2017, California tested students using the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), administered through the online Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments. These are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task; administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades three through eight, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade eleven. The summative assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing-efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.
In 2015-2016 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, ... More are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has above average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.
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Students at this school are making more academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.
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Disadvantaged students at this school are performing better than other students in the state, though this school may still have achievement gaps.