2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Results
Menlo Park City School District participated in the second administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) computer adaptive test this spring. This test is part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system. The Smarter-Balanced test was designed to measure students’ learning of California’s, more rigorous, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Common Core State Standards reflect a shift away from rote memorization and promote analytical skills ensuring that all students are ready for college and career. Overall, MPCSD students performed remarkably well again this year.
More than 3,339,000 students were tested statewide in 2016.
MPCSD students’ strong performance, for the second consecutive year, on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is a reflection of innovative programming and engaging teaching. Eighty-one percent of third through eighth grade students performed in the Standard Met or Standard Exceeded Achievement Levels in both ELA & Mathematics. This performance far exceeds the forty-nine percent state data and is comparable with neighboring communities. Performance at specific grade levels can over the past two years can be view below.
While celebrating areas of success, we embrace the opportunities for growth that the data reveal. As stated in our Strategic Directions, we strive to move all students to 'exceeding standards' over time. The results below provide a more detailed view of how students performed at the claim level for ELA and Math.
In late August, CAASPP Individual Student Score Reports along with a Quick Guide for interpreting this report were mailed to families whose students took the assessment in the spring. The CAASPP Individual Score Report indicates a student’s performance for ELA and Mathematics in two ways, Scaled Scores and Claims. CAASPP has made available several resources to assist families in interpreting their student's scores. Links to these resources are available below.
The California State Department of Education (CDE) has created many useful resources for families. Please feel free to access any of the links below to learn more about a variety of topics related to the California Common Core State Standards and Smarter-Balanced Assessments. For more information about the Individual Student Score Report please view the information video.
Score report video in English
Score Report Video Spanish