Every day, throughout our school district, educators are assessing student learning and the effectiveness of our instructional programs. Feedback about what students know and are able to do helps us to improve our teaching and identify how best to serve our students. That’s why we use multiple measures to assess student learning in our district, including teacher observation and local assessments that are administered throughout the year.
Shortly before school ended last year, students in grades 3-8 and 11 took the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), the new computer-based tests for English language arts/literacy and mathematics that replaced the former paper-based tests for these subjects. These assessments as well as the state Science Test, Alternative Assessments, etc. are all part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).