• California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

    As of January 2014, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system was put in place; this replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. CAASPP is California's new system of state assessments comprising the year-end Smarter Balanced computerized assessment, the science assessments and the Alternate Assessment.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment

    One part of the CAASPP system, the Smarter Balanced (English language arts (ELA) and mathematics) goes beyond the multiple-choice question types to include extended response and technology enhanced items, as well as performance tasks. Performance task is used to measure capacities such as depth of understanding, research skills, and complex analysis, which cannot be adequately assessed using other item types. Smarter Balanced assessments capitalize on the precision and efficiency of computer adaptive testing (CAT). This approach represents a significant improvement over traditional paper-and-pencil assessments, providing more accurate scores for all students across the full range of the achievement continuum. 
    To see the cut-off points for a child's performance at their grade level, please click here Smarter Balanced Assessment Levels Table (July 2015 Revision).
    More information for parents, the testing schedule and a chance to take a practice test, you can click on this ink:   https://www.sanjuan.edu//site/Default.aspx?PageID=337

    Parent Information Night (Oct. 6, 2015) Presentations:

    Missed the meeting?  Here are the presentation regarding MAPS and CAASPP testing at Mariemont.
Last Modified on January 12, 2016