California's new student assessment system is now known as California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The CAASPP System replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The primary purpose of CAASPP is to assist teachers, administrators, and pupils and their parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types. For the 2014–15 school year, CAASPP is comprised of the following: • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight, and grade eleven. • Grade-level science assessments, including the California Standards Tests (CSTs), California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), and the California Modified Assessment (CMA), in grades five, eight, and ten. • Alternate assessments for English–language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight, and grade eleven. • 2014-15 CAASPP Overview Video (Once you click the link for the video, it will open in a new page. The page will be blank for a few moments until the video loads.) For more information regarding CAASPP, visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.
Thursday, Feb. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln High School. Please plan to join Superintendent Cindy Marten and Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla along with esteemed UC San Diego leaders and San Diego Unified alumni who will explain the UC San Diego entrance requirements, provide financial aid information, answer questions and help parents begin planning for their students educational future.
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