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CAASPP Update

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
testing will begin the week after we return from SPRING BREAK.
PMS TESTING WINDOW: 6th-8th Grade APRIL 16th - MAY 25th 2018

6TH-8TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS
Assessment Name Estimated Time
ELA - Computer Adaptive Test 1:30 hours (Headphones needed)
ELA - Performance Task 2:00 hours
Math - Computer Adaptive Test 2:00 hours (Headphones needed)
Math - Performance Task 1:00 hour
Science - CAST On-line (8th Only) 2:00 hours

 
ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE FOR PLEASANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
  • 3/19 - 3/27 PFT (Physical Fitness Testing - 7th Grade Only)
  • 3/19 - 3/30 CAA Testing (Special Education Department Only)
  • 4/2 - 4/6 SPRING BREAK
  • 4/9 - 4/13 - Pre-Test Prep Week for 8th Grade Science Students
  • 4/16 - 4/20 - CAST (California Science Test) - Science 8th Grade Only
  • 4/16 - 4/20 - APRENDA Testing (Assesses achievements of students in Spanish classes for each student in reading comprehension, vocabulary and language)
  • 4/23 - 4/27 - ELA 6th & 7th
  • 4/30 - 5/4 - ELA 8th - (ELA 6th/7th make-ups)
  • 5/7 - 5/11 - Math 6th & 7th - (ELA 8th make-ups)
  • 5/14 - 5/18 - Math 8th -  (Math 6th/7th make-ups)
  • 5/21 - 5/25 - Make-up Week - (Math 8th make-ups)
    • Last day of testing for all Testing in CA is 5/25.
 
For more information regarding state testing, please visit PUSD's website by clicking here.

CAASPP Update

2016-17 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update (9/29/17)

 

What, Why, Who, How, and When: Parent Guides to CAASPP Are Here!

 

The parent guides to understanding the CAASPP System are here! These two-page flyers, written in easy-to-understand language, answer key questions (what, why, who, how, and when) about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, California Science Test, and California Alternate Assessments. Information about how parents can support their student's success also is included.

 

In addition to English, these guides, which can be found on the California Department of Education (CDE) Parent Guides to Understanding Web pageare available in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Pilipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

 

Parent Guides to the 2016–17 Student Score Reports

 

The following parent guides to the 2016–17 CAASPP Student Score Reports are now available on the CDEUnderstanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports Web page:

 

  • “Parent Guide to Understanding the California Science Test Student Score Report,” specific to grades five and eight and high school (grades ten and twelve)

  • “Parent Guide to Understanding the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and Mathematics Student Score Report”

 

In addition to English, these guides are available in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Pilipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

 

The “Parent Guide to Understanding the CAA for Science Student Score Report” also is available on the same Web page. Note that for grades five and eight and high school, the student’s score reports on all the CAAs are combined into one document.

 

We have not received the public release date for the 2016-17 CAASPP results.  Linked below includes a summary of the information that has been provided by the California Department of Education.

 

Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System, including the Smarter Balanced assessments—a major component of CAASPP—and the California Alternate Assessments and science assessments.

 

New Video for Parents: Understanding Your 2016–17 Student Score Report

 

Now posted on the California Department of Education (CDE) Web site is the video “Understanding Your 2016–17 Student Score Report.” Approximately five-minutes in length, this video is an excellent resource for parents and students to help you better understand the 2016–17 Student Score Report, which details your student’s standardized testing results.