September 9, 2015
CAASPP Test Scores Released;
Hayward Unified Baseline Results
The California Department of Education (CDE) made public the results of the new California Assessments of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 . These tests, also commonly known as the Smarter Balanced Assessments, were implemented across the state and the nation, assessing students’ performance in the areas of English language arts/literacy (ELA) and math.
The CAASPP assessments were administered in the spring of 2015 to students in grades 3-8 and 11 are aligned to the Common Core Standards. These assessments are intended to measure the student's progress towards college and career readiness and are just one of the multiple measures utilized in the Hayward Unified School District. Scores can be accessed online at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/.
The CAASPP assessment is our first measure of how students are learning under the state’s new, rigorous academic standards. This is also our student’s first experience with new computer adaptable test, which are designed to adjust in real time based on how questions are answered to reflect areas of proficiency and where improvement is needed.
“Given the higher standards we are pleased that our students performed as well as they did under the previous years' paper-and-pencil tests,” said Dr. Matt Wayne, the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. “We are very proud of the nearly 4,000 students who met or exceeded standards in either ELA or mathematics. That is nearly 40% of all tested students in Hayward.”
“I am proud of our teachers who embraced the transition to the Common Core State Standards, dedicating many hours to their own professional growth and collaborated with peers to develop the best lessons and learning experiences for our Made in Hayward students,” said Superintendent Stan “Data”
Dobbs. “There is no question, these results are a call to action. My commitment to the community is to continue to hold all staff to the highest professional standards, and provide the support and resources needed to continuously improve.”
HUSD Summary Findings from September 9th Release of CAASPP Results
32% of HUSD students met or exceeded standards in English-language arts/literacy
21% of HUSD students met or exceeded standards in mathematics
These scores provide a baseline for future testing and are but one measure we use as we strive to promote educational excellence by empowering students to become dynamic leaders in a global society.