CSBA video and governance brief resources on CAASPP scores

In September, the California Department of Education released the results of the 2016–17 Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments. Compared to the previous year’s results, scores remained relatively flat across all grade levels and student groups, while troubling achievement gaps persist.

To help board members make sense of the scores, CSBA has released a new video and governance brief focusing on the 2016–17 CAASPP scores.

CSBA Education Insights Video

Grappling with CAASPP: Strategies for board members


“Grappling with CAASPP: Strategies for board members” is the first of many Education Insights videos to be released throughout the school year that explore important developments and hot topics related to public schools.

In this video, CSBA Legislative Advocate Teri Burns and Sr. Director of Communications Troy Flint explain the ins and outs of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), this year’s test results and how board members can use this data to target their district’s LCAPs.

CSBA Governance Brief

A new CSBA brief examines California’s overall student performance in the third year of Smarter Balanced testing. The achievement data included can help governance teams consider their scores and progress in view of statewide results. The brief also includes questions that board members can ask to better understand the progress of students in their schools.

Read the brief here.

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