California's Online Reporting SystemThe online reporting system providing teachers and schools with assessment results to guide instruction.
The faster teachers and schools are able to obtain accurate information about what students know, the more precisely they can tailor instruction to improve learning. California’s plan for high-quality teaching and learning is designed to keep school districts up to date on the progress students are making toward graduating ready for college-level coursework and a twenty-first century career.
Along with replacing paper-based tests on English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics with the new computer-based California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, California has an online reporting system that provides permissioned users with partial, preliminary scores within three weeks of students having completed the exam.
The data available for the current testing year in the online reporting system represent partial, preliminary results that are not appropriate for public release. Within this real-time system, results will change daily as additional data are received and relevant appeals and rescores are processed. These changes may result in final percentages being higher or lower than the preliminary results. Final data will be released publicly by the California Department of Education in August. The system also contains final results from past CAASPP administrations.
The early results give districts timely information about student learning and a tool to analyze and adjust instruction accordingly—subject by subject, grade by grade, and school by school.The system provides preliminary results for the following CAASPP tests as scores are produced:
- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and Mathematics
- California Alternate Assessments for ELA and Mathematics
- Standards-based Test in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts
Final results data are also available for past administrations of the assessments listed above.
In addition, final results data continue to be available for assessments that were last administered during the CAASPP 2014–15 and 2015–16 administrations:
- California Standards Tests for Science
- California Modified Assessment for Science
- California Alternate Performance Assessment for Science
The online reporting system provides preliminary information about student performance, including average scores for groups of students by grade level, school, and district. The system also calculates the percentage of scores within each of four achievement levels: standard not met (level 1), standard nearly met (level 2), standard met (level 3), and standard exceeded (level 4).
In addition, the system reports detailed information about how well groups of students demonstrated their strengths in specific, key skills. ELA results include detailed information about performance in reading, writing, listening, and research. Mathematics results include information about student performance in problem solving, using concepts and procedures, and communicating mathematical reasoning.
As with the other parts of California’s assessment system, the online reporting system is secure. Districts limit access to administrators and others already trained in protecting student privacy. Authorized users are legally bound to keep student information confidential and are permitted to view only results that are relevant to their work at a particular district or school.
CAASPP has been designed to help educators improve instruction, and, over time, California will look to expand and improve online reporting, adding tools to make the system both more flexible and better able to support deeper analysis of test results.