There are important changes to state testing for the Beverly Hills Unified School District
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state academic testing program that includes the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. This year, state testing requirements include computer adaptive tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and paper-based tests for science.
Our Spring 2016 assessments were given April 11th – May 13th.
To learn about the types of questions on the CAASPP Smarter Balanced computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.
Following the spring CAASPP 2016 testing, students will receive individual score reports in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Student score reports will be sent home to parents and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and other information. It is important to note that these scores cannot be compared to scores that your child previously received on the STAR Program tests because this test is based on current standards, involves different types of test questions, and will not be reported using the STAR Program reporting categories. Score reports for science testing will also be mailed home to families.
If you would like more information, please visit CDE Testing and Accountability Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppssreports.asp. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school administration.
Last Updated: July 1, 2016