Parents may be wondering when they'll see the results of the new online academic assessments students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 took in spring to measure
knowledge of California’s English language arts and mathematics.
Originally, schools were told to expect the score reports
for these assessments during our summer break. However, state officials now say
they plan to release the scores in early September. If everything goes
according to plan, parents should expect to see student score reports this
Officials say that because this is the first time results on
the new assessments will be released, they want to take extra care and
make sure everything is accurate and complete before the official release in
September. A date for these reports has not been announced.
“We are taking an abundance of caution to ensure that the
substantial amount of data we are receiving is properly collected and placed in
new files on a new site,” department spokeswoman Pam Slater said.
“Additionally, the department will be launching a new website to display the
results and needs sufficient time to test the new site.”
It’s important to remember that the assessment system is
new, therefore student score reports will also be new and look differently. The
new tests in English language arts and mathematics are too fundamentally
different from old exams to make any reliable comparisons between old scores
and new. That’s why this year’s scores are better thought of as a starting
point—a baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time.
information about the assessments, visit the California
Department of Education’s CAASPP website.