Orange County students have outperformed their state and regional counterparts on new computer-based assessments aligned with California’s English and math instructional standards, according to results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education.
Click through for a summary of Orange County's CAASPP test results.
This year, Orange County students in grades three through eight and 11 took the new computer-based Smarter Balanced assessments, which were designed to measure student knowledge of California’s English language arts and mathematics standards.
While officials from the California Department of Education originally indicated that schools could expect their assessment results during the summer break, we’re told September is now the target. Click through for details.
California’s most recent mathematics standards have changed what teachers and students are doing in the classroom.
As a result, teachers are faced with the task of assessing student learning in a way that aligns with the current standards. [...]
Today the California Department of Education announced a free professional learning event available to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates and school administrators.
Click through for information and registration link. [...]
The state's new English and math assessments "challenge students to think critically, draw conclusions and cite evidence. As a result, we expect to have more detailed information than we’ve ever had before to indicate which skills and content areas have been mastered," writes Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County Superintendent of Schools.
Click through to read the superintendent's latest column.