On September 9, 2015, the California Department of Education released
the 2015 CAASPP Results for districts across the State. The public can
access these results at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov.
The CAASPP — the California Assessment of Student Performance and
Progress — are new, computer-based assessments in English Language
Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. Starting last school year, the CAASPP
replaced the paper-based Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
program. Last Spring, Pleasant Grove School students in grades 3-8 participated in the new CAASPP.
The new assessments are "adaptive" in that they take into account the
student's correct or incorrect answers to generate succeeding
questions. These assessments move beyond multiple choice, and include
performance tasks that require complex written responses. For these
reasons, the CAASPP are designed to provide a more complete
understanding of student knowledge and critical thinking skills for
college and career readiness.
Pleasant Grove School students performed well, especially considering that all
students engaged in computer-adaptive testing for the first time.
We are proud of our academic excellence, as well as the extraordinary teaching and
support found throughout the district.
The following chart provides overall CAASPP results for Pleasant Grove JUSD as well as Sutter County and the state. The values indicate the percentage of
test-takers (grades 3-8) who either "met" or "exceeded" the Common
Core Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.