Dear Parent or Guardian:
Last spring, your child participated in the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Statewide, students took the Smarter Balanced Assessment for English language arts/literacy and mathematics that replaced the CST.
The new assessment is part of California’s comprehensive plan for supporting high-quality learning at every school. These assessments are based on California’s new, more challenging academic standards, which are designed to help all students graduate ready for college and to pursue a career.
These tests are computer-based and include a wider variety of questions than the multiple-choice tests they replaced. They require our students to explain how they solve problems, think critically, and write analytically. It is essential that our students master these skills in order to achieve success in high school, in college, and in the workplace.
At GPA, we see these tests as an academic “checkup.” Like class assignments, unit exams, and report cards, they are but one measure of your child’s progress toward the high academic goals we set for all students.
You can also access a 4 minute video titled “Understanding Your Child’s Score Report” below: