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Understanding CAASPP: California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance Reports

California’s New Student Score Reports

An academic checkup, tests are an important part of California’s plan for high-quality teaching and learning, which seeks to help all students graduate prepared for college-level coursework and a 21st-century career. Like class assignments and report cards, assessments are one gauge of student progress, providing information to schools, teachers, and parents about how students performed in terms of California’s challenging new goals for learning.

Parents/guardians of students in grades three through eight and grade eleven are mailed Student Score Reports for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These reports include detailed information about their child’s performance on new, computer-based tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, which replaced the former paper-based assessments.

Students receive an overall score for each subject, ranging from 2,000 to 3,000. Overall scores are reported within one of four levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.

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Understanding Your Child’s Score Report (English) (Video; 3:38) Explains the new CAASPP Student Score Report for 2015.

Entendiendo el Reporte de Calificaciones Individual de CAASPP del Estudiante (Video; 4:34) Este vídeo le ayudará a usted y a su hijo a aprender sobre el nuevo “Reporte de Calificaciones del Estudiante” de California y de los resultados de los exámenes estandarizados de fin de año.