April 20, 2015
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP Update for the Week of April 20, 2015
As of April 17 — 29 testing days:
- Local educational agencies where testing has begun: 830.
- Number of students that started a summative assessment: 951,396.
- Summative assessments completed:
- English language arts/literacy test: 417,109.
- Mathematics test: 288,152.
Students in grades three through eight and grade eleven began taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress summative assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics on March 10, 2015 in the first statewide administration of new, online tests to replace the paper-based, multiple-choice Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program. The new tests represent an academic check-up, allowing students to demonstrate their ability to write analytically, think critically and solve problems along with their knowledge of facts.
The state's new assessment system represents the next step in California's plan for providing high-quality teaching and learning in every school, including higher academic standards, more decision-making in the hands of schools and communities, and more resources dedicated to schools and to students with the greatest needs.
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Tom Torlakson —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100