This month the California Department of Education certified and released the results of the 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
Every year, students across the state in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 take part in CAASPP, which is comprised of a series of computer-based tests to measure student performance in English language arts and mathematics. In addition, students in grades 5 and 8 are assessed in science.
In our schools, we see these tests as an academic checkup. Like class assignments and report cards, they are one gauge for us to measure student progress. Our teachers use information from CAASPP, as well as from a variety of other sources, to pinpoint student needs, develop learning goals, and design effective instruction for mastery of rigorous academic standards. Principals and district administrators use CAASPP results to make informed decisions about how to best support the overall instructional program.
It is our mission in the Cypress School District to inspire and empower every student, every moment, for every opportunity. By working together—administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community members—we can ensure our children are well prepared for success in a dynamic and ever-changing world.
We hope you will spend just a few minutes to learn more.
Anne Silavs, Superintendent