Downtown Value School students have by now received results from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), California's new academic check-up for students in grades 3–8 and grade 11.

As Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, reminds us, tests are a part of life. But they are also an important part of California's plan for high-quality teaching and learning.

"Our goal is to help all students graduate with the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills they need to prepare for college and a 21st-century career," said Torlalson in a message to all the participating schools in the state. "This year, we replaced the former paper-based exams with new, computer-based assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Because they are based on more challenging academic standards, the new tests are too fundamentally different to compare old scores with new. Instead, these scores are a starting point—a baseline for the progress students will make over time. Most will need to make significant progress, and there's nothing wrong with that. And remember, tests are just one way to gauge a student's progress."

This video will help you and your child learn about California's new Student Score Report of year-end standardized test results (for Español, click here).


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