Understanding This Year's Test Scores

Students are learning more challenging academic standards to better prepare them for college and career. The new assessments will provide information that will be used to monitor student progress and improve the district's instructional program.

You will receive your child's individual score reports in August. The reports will include an overall score, a description of his or her achievement level for English-language arts and mathematics, and other information. The scores should not be compared to results from the STAR Program tests in these subject areas. This is the first year that all California students in Grades 3-8 are taking these tests. They assess understanding of new, more rigorous standards. For many of our students, taking tests on the computer for an extended period of time was a new experience. Therefore, your son or daughter's scores should be viewed as a basis to compare his or her performance in future years.

Daily class and homework, quizzes, tests, progress reports and report card grades should also be considered to obtain a complete picture of your child's progress. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher, the assistant principal or principal. We will all be pleased to assist you. In preparation for the release of student reports in August, the California Department of Education (CDE) has posted a new video, "Understanding Your Child's Score Report." We hope you find it informative and helpful. Please click on the following link to watch a short video about how to read the upcoming test scores

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