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Student Video

Link to the California Department of Education Practice Test Page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practi...
This brief student video gives key information about the upcoming Smarter Balanced Field Test, where to find the online practice test, and how to get additional information for the State of California.

Smarter Balanced & Common Core

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

The CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress will be given to 11th Grade students during the week of March 26-30, 2018 and will take place over a two-day period of time.  

 

The schedule for the week is linked here. 

 

11th Grade students will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (Tuesday, March 27, 2018, is ELA and Wednesday, March 27, 2018, is Math. These tests are computer adaptive. Additionally, 12th Grade students will take the California Science Test Field Census science pilot test in their Govt/Econ classes in mid-April.   

 

The Smarter Balanced Test assess students' English and Mathematics abilities as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) which is required by California State Law. It is crucial for our students to take this test for the purposes of Lynbrook's requirement and FUHSD to report testing information to the State Department. As a result, we are expected to make every effort to test 100% of our students. If Lynbrook fails to meet minimum requirements of testing all students, this can have a negative impact on Lynbrook High School as a whole. 

 

The Smarter Balanced test has two components:

  1. Computer adaptive (levels change based on the student response) component for English and Math
  2. Performance task for English and Math that will have fewer questions but will have more depth.

*Students use a computer on both components of the test. At Lynbrook we primarily use Chromebooks. 

 

We hope that students and parents understand that there is a link between high school testing and college readiness.(Click here for more information)

Understanding the EAP

The CSUs will use the CAASPP results to determine a student's Early Assessment Program (EAP) status.   

  • CAASPP results that include EAP status are sent in mid to late August.
  • EAP status for English and mathematics is located on the right side of the CAASPP Student Score Report. 
  • Students should review results and keep their CAASPP Student Score Report records in a safe place. Students may need to provide results to CSU admissions or participating CCC’s upon request.  
  • The CSU and CCC will automatically receive CAASPP results if students authorized the release of their results
  • Link to a Flyer from CSU about EAP

For colleges to automatically receive CAASPP results, students must authorize the release of their results by marking the release button at the end of the CAASPP assessment for English language arts /literacy and math (the authorization must be done for each one separately. Students that mark the “Do No Not Release” option at the time of the assessments will be required to submit their results to the CSU or participating CCC at a later date.

 

More information about the Early Assessment Program can be found at the California Department of Education Website (Early Assessment Program page).

What is Common Core?

The Common Core is a single set of clear educational standards to ensure that students across the country have the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful.  The goal is to have a universally high set of educational standards that ensure students, no matter where they live, are well prepared.  

Explore more videos by the Hunt Institute and the Common Core by visiting their Youtube Channel 

To learn more about the Common Core Standards for California please visit:

California Department of Education: About the Common Core

How Has Common Core Changed Testing At Lynbrook?

In the past, students took the CST (California Standards Tests) in the context of the STAR program; however, in 2014 California moved away from giving the CST's and started giving the Smarter Balanced tests in the context of CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance). In other words, Smarter Balanced is the new CST and CAASPP is the New STAR.

Visit the FUHSD Common Core Resources

Lynbrook Results

STAR TESTING DATA