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"CAASPP in Action" Report Series


CAASPP System Implementation: Educator Panel Video

A panel of California educators discusses their strategies and experiences implementing the California Assesment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system within their local educational agencies (LEAs). This 56-minute video was filmed at the January 12, 2018 CAASPP Institute and features educators from the CAASPP in Action report series.

The CAASPP in Action series features LEAs sharing their successes, challenges, and lessons learned while implementing one or more components of the CAASPP System. Each report includes a district profile, implementation goals, lessons learned, and next steps in an effort to continuously improve teaching and learning.

Glendale
Infographic:

Using Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Data to Inform Classroom Instruction–Glendale Unified School District Infographic (PDF; Posted 27-Sep-2019)
This infographic highlights key aspects of the Glendale Unified School District's use of interim assessment data to develop professional learning communities and create focused action plans for expanding the use of interim assessments.

Report:

Using Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Data to Inform Classroom Instruction–Glendale Unified School District Report (PDF; Posted 27-Sep-2019)
This report documents the Glendale Unified School District's use of interim assessment data to development professional learning communities and create focused action plans for expanding the use of interim assessments. (Note: In 2020, Tools for Teachers replaced the Digital Library.)

Video:

Watch the 3-minute video—Educators Gear Instruction Toward Student Learning in Glendale, CA External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 2:54; Posted 24-Jun-2019)—to see how educators at Glendale Unified School District use the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments.

Val Verde
Report:

Powered by Professional Learning Communities: The Use of Interim Assessment Blocks–Val Verde Unified School District (PDF; Posted 07-Jun-2019)
This report documents the Val Verde Unified School District's use of assessment results, the Digital Library and its resources, and the connections with Interim Assessment Blocks. (Note: In 2019, the California Educator Reporting System became the new name for the Interim Assessment Reporting System. In 2020, Tools for Teachers replaced the Digital Library.)

Video:

Watch the three-minute video—Val Verde Unified School District is Doing Incredible Things in the Classroom External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:01; Posted 27-Jul-2021)—to see how educators at Val Verde Unified School District include their "scholars" in the use of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments.

Other Local Educational Agencies

Building Assessment Balance Through Formative Assessment Practices—San Diego County Office of Education (PDF; Posted 17-May-2018)
This report documents the San Diego County Office of Education's implementation of building assessment balance through formative assessment practices. (Note: In 2020, Tools for Teachers replaced the Digital Library.)

Post-Test Data Analysis—Clovis Unified School District (PDF; Posted 28-Feb-2018)
This report documents the Clovis Unified School District's implementation of post-test data analysis.

Integrating Interim Assessment Blocks—Building and Maintaining a Comprehensive Assessment System—Hawthorne School District (PDF; Posted 28-Nov-2017)
This report documents the Hawthorne School District's implementation of integrating the Interim Assessment Blocks to build and maintain a comprehensive assessment system.

Using Interim Assessments to Build a District Assessment System—Santee School District (PDF; Posted 28-Nov-2017)
This report documents the Santee School District's implementation of using the interim assessments to build a district assessment system.

Using the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests—Natomas Charter School (PDF; Posted 09-Oct-2017)
This report documents the Natomas Charter School's implementation of using practice and training tests with students and parents.

Implementing the Interim Assessment Blocks—Anaheim Elementary School District (PDF; Posted 07-Sep-2016)
This report documents the Anaheim Elementary School District's implementation of Interim Assessment Blocks for grades three through six at all schools across the district.

Using Interim Assessments FOR Learning—Sierra Sands Unified School District (PDF; Posted 30-Aug-2016)
This report documents the plan developed by the Sierra Sands Unified School District to use interim assessments as a tool for learning about the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and the accessibility supports available to students during assessment. (Note: In 2020, Tools for Teachers replaced the Digital Library.)

Using Interim Assessments to Highlight Student Expectations and Rigor—San Juan Unified School District (PDF; Posted 19-Aug-2016)
This report documents the San Juan Unified School District’s piloting of Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) in conjunction with staff training on how results from the IABs and other data sources can be used to better understand student performance expectations and rigor.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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