Pacific Grove Unified School District is building awareness around assessment data for the purpose of advancing teaching and learning. This work involves carefully examining student performance data from a variety of assessments in order to inform instructional decisions at the classroom level and to further inform and guide procedures and policies at the school site and district levels.

New Mathematics Placement Policy

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Resources (CAASPP)

The CAASPP testing program has replaced the former Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program in the California. The CAASPP program includes Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and performance tasks (PT) in English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. Additionally, the California Science Test (CAST) will be also be given to students in grades 5, 8, and 11. The CAASPP assessments are designed to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress.  The aim of these tests is to ensure that all students are being prepared on a path towards college and future careers upon graduating from high school.

The resources below are intended to aid parents and students in learning more about the CASSPP and its implications for teaching and learning.

Early Assessment Program Student Letter English Spanish
Accessibility and Accountability Form English Spanish
Creating Computer Adaptive Assessments English Spanish
Smarter Balanced Fact Sheet English Spanish

Student Achievement

Student academic performance from state assessments is reported to the Board of Education in the fall of each year (see below). The results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) are available on the CAASPP website.

CAASPP SBA Results PGUSD Board Report Fall 2018

CAASPP SBA Results PGUSD Board Report Fall 2017

CAASPP SBA Results PGUSD Board Report Fall 2016

CAASPP SBA Results PGUSD Board Report Fall 2015

The English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) replaced the CELDT as California’s English language assessment for students whose primary language is not English. The resources contained below will provide additional information regarding the ELPAC.

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