2021 California State Testing
During the spring, students in grades 3-8 and 11 in California usually participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP testing system. These tests provide important information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ academic progress.
Due to the challenges of the pandemic, the California Department of Education advised districts to determine the “most viable option” for assessing students this spring--by administering the statewide summative assessment (CAASPP) or local assessments.
Throughout this pandemic year, MPCSD has remained student-centered in our approach to serving our students and families. We recognize that the most viable option in MPCSD is to administer local assessments in order to prioritize students’ in-person time on instruction as well as due to the technological challenges of remote state testing for our Virtual Academy students. This plan was approved by MPCSD’s school board on April 15, 2021.
As a result, this spring MPCSD students will take benchmark assessments in reading (SRI), writing (local benchmark), and math (3rd-5th local benchmark, 6th-8th Mathematics Diagnostics Testing Project) that will provide teachers with diagnostic information about student learning during hybrid and distance learning. MPCSD will administer the CAA ELA, Math and Science to students with moderate to severe learning disabilities, as designated in their Individual Education Plan (IEP) in grades 3-8 to students who are receiving in-person instruction.
If you wish to discuss your child’s progress or have questions about spring testing, please contact your child’s teacher.