Third Year of Statewide CAASPP Test Results Released
CVUSD’s students outperform county and statewide achievement levels
The results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, which were completed by students in grades 3-8 and 11 last spring, were released by the California Department of Education. This is the third year students across the state – 3.2 million total, including Conejo Valley Unified School District completed the test. CAASPP is a computer based test, which asks students to write clearly, think critically, and solve complex problems to gauge students’ progress in learning California’s academic standards that are designed to prepare them for college and careers in the 21st century.
CAASPP evaluates student progress on the California standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. Students’ scores fall into one of four achievement levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.
The 2017 CAASPP results show 67% of CVUSD students met or exceeded the standard for ELA and 59% met or exceeded the standard for math. In 2016, there were also 67% of CVUSD students who met or exceeded the standard for ELA – showing consistency in the number of students performing at the highest level. There was a 1% gain in the district’s CAASPP math scores meeting or exceeding the standard from 58% in 2016 to 59% in 2017.
Statewide 48.56% and countywide 47.5% of students met or exceeded the standard in the English language arts/literacy component of the 2017 CAASPP. Overall, 19.5% more of CVUSD’s students met or exceeded the standard in CAASPP ELA scores when compared to students from all of Ventura County. While 37.56% of California students statewide and 36.3% of Ventura County students met or exceeded the standard in the math component of the 2016 CAASPP. Overall 22.7% more of CVUSD’s students met or exceeded the standard in CAASPP math scores when compared to students from all of Ventura County.
“Our district measures the overall success of its schools and students by more than the results of one test,” Dr. Jennifer Boone, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for CVUSD said. “Our scores continue to be some of the highest in the county; however we are evaluating how we can best continue to address achievement gaps amongst our students.”
CVUSD’s outlined Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2017-2018 school year includes a focus on eliminating achievement gaps and providing systems of support – particularly among students who receive English language development services, special education services and those whose families face socio-economic barriers.
“We are proud of our students’ academic accomplishments,” Robert Iezza, Deputy Superintendent, Instruction said. “We remain focused not only on the academic performance of our students, but also on their overall social and emotional well-being by creating safe and supportive places for learning and personal growth.”
The CAASPP Results Website contains the test results for all counties, districts and schools across the state. Additional, available resources include a: Test Score Guide website for parents, CAASPP Student Score Report Guide (English and Spanish) and Video: Understanding Your 2016-17 Student Score Report in English and Spanish.