April 15, 2019
Show Your Pride; Test your Best!
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress on an annual basis and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. CAASPP assessments include computer adaptive tests in English–language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for our students in grades 3-5 and a science exam for students in grade 5.
This year, students will take the CAASPP tests from April 30- May 16. To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web pagehttp://www.smarterbalanced.org/parents/.
If you would like more information on CAASPP, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the California Department of Education (CDE) Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, Ms. Malpass, or me.
As always, with any testing, please encourage your child to do his/her best work. Standardized testing often helps us make educational and instructional decisions. Accurate data is essential in making these decisions. Children who are well-rested, nourished, and encouraged from home, tend to score better than those who do not have that support. Additionally, students perform better when they are present during the initial administration rather than during makeups. Look for a schedule coming home soon. We so appreciate your support in making sure that your child is present and on time on all days of assessment. Show your pride and test your best, Sea Lions!