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CAASPP Testing

ONLY 11th graders take CAASPP exams. The exams will be proctored in English 11 and US History classes. All other students are not testing but will also have block schedules (see scheduling information below).

 

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February 2, 2018

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:


During the weeks of March 12th - March 22nd, SRVHS students will take the annual state testing called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in English language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, as designated in their individualized education program (IEP), are eligible to take alternate assessments. This document, along with its contents, will be posted and updated on our website, www.srvhs.net.


As you may know, the results from last year’s CAASPP were far below those of the other high schools in our district. To discover the reason for this, we did a comprehensive analysis to identify areas for improvement, including interviewing multiple stakeholders, and hosting a panel consisting of this year’s seniors. Their responses were invaluable in allowing us to reshape the structure and culture for this year’s juniors. Our priority is to provide students an environment that ensures that their performance reflects their ability and learning.  We hope you will support us and your student(s) in this challenge.

 

For 11th grade students, the CAASPP tests are particularly important. Students’ 11th grade CAASPP scores will be printed on their transcripts. In addition, it is important to know that California State University (CSU) and California Community Colleges (CCCs) use the 11th grade summative assessments in ELA and mathematics to identify students who are ready for college-level credit-bearing English and math courses.  Students who perform at Achievement Level 4 (“Standard Exceeded”) on the CAASPP examinations are exempt from taking the CSU and participating California Community College (CCC) placement tests, which allows student to move directly into college-level courses upon enrollment. Students who perform at Achievement Level 3 will be encouraged to take appropriate courses in their senior year in order to move directly to college-level courses. More information about this Early Assessment Program (EAP) is available at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/eapindex.asp  or on the CSU EAP Web page at http://www.csusuccess.org/caaspp.

 

Students in grade 10 will no longer take that the science paper test. California’s new state standards for science call for students to think and work like scientists and engineers. Working with science teachers, California is developing a new assessment that emphasizes scientific thinking and reasoning. This year, students in grade 12 will participate in the field test items for this assessment. While this field test will not provide individual score reports, it is an important first step in developing an assessment that will measure how students are achieving on the new science standards. More information will be provided regarding the schedule  after spring break.


For all students, these test results help us understand what knowledge, skills, and processes students have mastered and which ones they may still need to learn. These scores can allow parents and teachers to monitor student progress each year and help students reach and achieve their highest academic potential. We use the results as one indicator of multiple measures for various student placement purposes. Collectively, the scores reflect on our students, schools and district.

 

During the test, students will use earphones to listen to videos and audio items. They will be allowed to bring their own earbuds or earphones as they may be most comfortable using their own.


CAASPP Window:

ELA: Week of 3/12/18

Math: Week of 3/19/18

Make-ups on Friday


San Ramon Valley will be administering the CAASPP assessment from March 12th, through March 22nd, 2018. We will use a block schedule to ensure that all students have ample time to complete the exam. The CAASPP is untimed, therefore students can take as much time as needed to complete the assessment. Please note that there will be no late starts on Wednesday, March 14th and March 21st. Friday, March 16th and Friday, March 23 will be the traditional SRV bell schedule.


Periods A, 1, 3, 5

ELA: Monday, 3/12, Wednesday, 3/14

Math: Monday, 3/19, Wednesday, 3/21

Periods A, 2, 4, 6

ELA: Tuesday, 3/13, Thursday, 3/15

Math: Tuesday, 3/20, Thursday, 3/22

Period A   7:30-8:30


Period 1   8:36-10:30


Brunch    10:30 - 10:40


Period 3  10:46- 12:40


Lunch      12:40 - 1:10


Period 5   1:16 - 3:10

Period A   7:30-8:30


Period 2   8:36-10:30


Brunch    10:30 - 10:40


Period 4   10:46- 12:40


Lunch      12:40 - 1:10


Period 6   1:16 - 3:10


For detailed information about each day during CAASPP testing, please click here (located below in this document).

For detailed information about the bell schedule during CAASPP testing, please click here. (located below in this document).


To learn about the types of questions on the tests, you can view and take the practice tests online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. There is a practice test and a performance task for each of grades 3-8 and grade 11 in both ELA and math along with answer keys in the Scoring Guides posted at http://www.caaspp.org/ta-resources/practice-training.html. For additional information about the new science tests and sample questions, please go to http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppscience.asp.

PTSA will host a parent information night about the philosophy behind CAASPP, our goals, and current realities on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the SRVHS Library.  For more information about PTSA meetings, please visit the PTSA website.


I believe that our students at SRVHS are among the strongest and academically prepared in the entire nation. They have asked me for an opportunity to shine. I am confident that we have done our best to prepare and the students are ready for the tests. As a school site, San Ramon Valley has established the following goals for the CAASPP:


  • 95% or higher participation rate
  • 90% of 11th graders scoring “College Ready” or “Conditionally Ready” in ELA
  • 90% of 11th graders scoring “College Ready” or “Conditionally Ready” in Math

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Megan Keefer at mkeefer@srvusd.net.

Thank you for all that you do for our students, staff, and community.

 

Sincerely,


Jason Krolikowski

Proud Principal of San Ramon Valley High School


Detailed information about each day:

Monday, 3/12

Tuesday, 3/13

Wednesday, 3/14

Thursday, 3/15

Friday, 3/16

Periods A-1-3-5

ELA Performance Task

Periods A-2-4-6

ELA Performance Task

Periods A-1-3-5

ELA Computer Exam

Periods A-2-4-6

ELA Computer Exam

ELA Make Up Testing

Regular 6-Period Day


Monday, 3/19

Tuesday, 3/20

Wednesday, 3/21

Thursday, 3/22

Friday, 3/23

Periods A-1-3-5

Math Performance Task

Periods A-2-4-6

Math Performance Task

Periods A-1-3-5

Math Computer Exam

Periods A-2-4-6

Math Computer Exam

Math Make Up Testing

Regular 6-Period Day


Detailed information about the bell schedule:


Bell Schedule - Periods A, 1, 3, 5

ELA: Monday, 3/12, Wednesday, 3/14

Math: Monday, 3/19, Wednesday, 3/21

Period A

7:30

8:30

60 Minutes

Period 1

8:36

10:30

114 Minutes

Brunch

10:30

10:40

10 Minutes

Period 3

10:46

12:40

114 Minutes

Lunch

12:40

1:10

30 Minutes

Period 5

1:16

3:10

114 Minutes


Bell Schedule - Periods A, 2, 4, 6

ELA: Tuesday, 3/13, Thursday, 3/15

Math: Tuesday, 3/20, Thursday, 3/22

Period A

7:30

8:30

60 Minutes

Period 2

8:36

10:30

114 Minutes

Brunch

10:30

10:40

10 Minutes

Period 4

10:46

12:40

114 Minutes

Lunch

12:40

1:10

30 Minutes

Period 6

1:16

3:10

114 Minutes


Bell Schedule - Fridays 3/16, 3/23

Period A

7:35

8:25

50 Minutes

Period 1

8:30

9:20

50 Minutes

Period 2

9:25

10:15

50 Minutes

Brunch

10:15

10:30

15 Minutes

Period 3

10:35

11:25

50 Minutes

Period 4

11:30

12:20

50 Minutes

Lunch

12:20

12:55

30 Minutes

Period 5

1:00

1:50

50 Minutes

Period 6

1:55

2:45

50 Minutes