During Spring 2017, SUSD students will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments which are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests:
The test has different kinds of questions, including traditional multiple-choice questions as well as ones that require students to explain their answers, show their work, and compose essays.
General Education students will take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC). Special Education students may take either the SBAC or the California Alternate Assessment depending on their IEP.
The 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) report provides four different information elements for ELA and math. Reports for SUSD students who were grades 3-8 during the 2015-2016 academic school year were mailed in early Fall 2016.
Overall Achievement Score: The first report element summarizes student results as an Overall Achievement Score in one of four performance levels for English and math:
SBAC Scaled Scores: The second report element offers scaled scores for ELA and math. SBAC scaled scores allow educators and parents to understand student performance levels in finer detail. The number a student receives shows their current level of achievement on a continuous vertical scale (from approximately 2000 to 3000) that increases across grade levels. Given a grade and subject performance band, one can see how close a student was to the next performance level. If students took the SBAC in 2015, a graph can be used to illustrate student growth over time. Smarter Balanced Scare Score Ranges