California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Information and Opt Out Process

Dear Parent or Guardian,
Each spring, schools across the state participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the new California Science Tests (CAST).

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Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP)

Información y Processo de Exclusión

Estimado padre, madre o tutor:
Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

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We can’t wait to welcome you to Terrell


Dear Terrell Families,

I’ve been meaning to share some good news about our school’s performance in the latest update to the California School Dashboard. As you may know, the Dashboard is an online tool from the CA Department of Education designed to give a clear and comprehensive picture of how schools and school districts are performing on test scores, suspension rates, and other measures of student success.

San José Unified uses the Dashboard to monitor progress toward the rigorous goals of our strategic plan. Ratings for each category are provided in a color-coded format, with blue being the highest ranking and red being the lowest.

I’m pleased to report that Terrell is the only Title I school in San José Unified to achieve a green (second-highest) rating in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. I hope you will join me in celebrating this achievement, which is testament to the dedication of our staff and the hard work of our students. I’m excited to get us moving toward a blue rating!

Please let me know if you have any questions about our school’s performance on statewide measures.


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Updated: 12/8/17