State education officials cite data issue in delay of assessment scores

The latest round of standardized test scores measuring student achievement in California are on hold until further notice.

CAASPP logoThe state Department of Education issued a brief statement on Friday indicating that the release of results from the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, has been postponed to address a recently identified data issue.

The scores, which include English and math proficiency rates by district and school, were originally set to be posted on Tuesday, Aug. 29. There’s no word yet on a new release date.

[Updated, Aug. 30: EdSource is reporting that the California Department of Education hopes to publicly release this year’s scores by Sept. 13. The department has also clarified that the data issue impacted the results of about 25,000 students with special needs by assigning their scores to the wrong district. The error was discovered during a review period that allows districts to examine their numbers.]

Check back with the OCDE Newsroom for CAASPP updates. In the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions — and answers — about the tests.