PUSD Ranks #1 in Northern California CAASPP Testing
On October 2, 2018 the California Department of Education released the 2018 CAASPP Results for districts across the State. The public can access these results at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov.
The CAASPP — the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress – are computer-based assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The CAASPP replaced the paper-based Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program three years ago. Last spring, Piedmont Students in grades 3–8 and 11 participated in the 2018 CAASPP. The assessments are “adaptive” in that they take into account the student’s correct or incorrect answers to generate succeeding questions. These assessments move beyond multiple choice, and include performance tasks that require complex written responses. For these reasons, the CAASPP are designed to provide a more complete understanding of student knowledge and critical thinking skills for college and career readiness. Piedmont students performed superbly. Superintendent Booker commented, “I am so proud of the efforts from students and our remarkable educators. Academic success is built on teamwork, perseverance, and passion—all traits shared by our students and community.” The following charts provide overall CAASPP results for Piedmont Unified as well as other unified school districts that are historically comparable to Piedmont Unified. The values indicate the percentage of test-takers (grades 3-8, 11) who either “met” or “exceeded” the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. Like class assignments and report cards, these assessments are one gauge of student progress, providing information to schools, teachers, and parents about how students perform relative to California’s goals for both learning and college and career readiness. These results will be used as one of several means to determine and meet student needs, and guide discussions among parents and teachers.
To read the full press release and see statewide rankings, click here.