California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
2016-17 CAASPP Student Score Report Information
SMFCSD students will begin receiving their Student Score Reports by mail in August 2017.
To better understand the 2016-17 score report, please review the Student Score Report Guides and view the video from the California Department of Education below.
VIDEO: Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report
What is CAASPP?
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the new statewide accountability program. Formerly, our accountability program was called STAR. The CAASPP is comprised of multiple assessments:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
The SBAC assessments are in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Students take these assessments on the computer. There are three sections to these assessments. The first is the Computer Adaptive portion. This section contains multiple item types that assess the comprehensive set of skills and knowledge students are expected to have at their grade level. This section is adaptive, meaning that students will receive more challenging questions if they answer correctly, and the assessment will adjust the difficulty down if the students are answering incorrectly. For more information on adaptive assessments, visit Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The second portion is the Classroom Activity. This is a non-assessed activity where students are guided through interacting with some content that relates to the final Performance Task. The Classroom Activity is designed to reduce some of the bias inherent to assessment by giving all students equal information about a topic that they will then use to answer content related questions. The Performance task is a set of longer question that ask a student to synthesize knowledge and display a range of skills in a long form math problem, an essay, or other activity to show deep understanding of grade level content.
The California Standards Test (CST), and California Modified Assessment (CMA), are the same assessments that were used in the STAR program. This is a paper and pencil test. The science assessment is administered to 5th and 8th graders. Most students will take the CST, and students with specific needs will take the CMA. Currently we are transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards, and an assessment that will match those standards is in development.
The California Alternative Assessment (CAA) and the California Alternative Performance Assessment (CAPA) are administered to students with significant disabilities that keep them from being able to participate in the other statewide assessments.
The CAASPP assessments produces a score for each student, for schools, and districts. The reporting systems, the accountability score, and the delivery method are all under development at this time.
District Benchmarks and Interim Assessments
The San Mateo-Foster City School district uses a variety of district-wide benchmark assessments to measure student progress across all of our schools.