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CAASPP Testing


student compA message from Superintendent Reyes about new state testing

It is very important for all parents to know that the state of California is beginning a new state test this spring.  In the past, students throughout the state took the STAR test each year.  Beginning the April, students in grades 3-6 in Robla and in all school districts in California will take the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  They will take tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  The new CAASPP test will be given to students using a computer.  They may use a computer in the computer lab in their school or on a laptop computer or tablet in their classroom.  The new CAASPP test will not be available to students on paper.  The only exception will be at fifth grade.  Fifth grade students will still take the state science test in a paper and pencil version in addition to the electronic CAASPP tests.

Robla students participated in a field test of the CAASPP test last spring.  We did not receive information about how students scored, but we did get the opportunity to experience what the new test would be like.  If your child took the test, they will tell you that the CAASPP test is very different from the STAR test.  Students are asked to solve questions, show their work and explain their thinking.  The STAR test only asked students to select an answer from the choices available.  The CAASPP test is based on the Common Core State Standards.  This means that what students are asked to think and work in the same way they are asked to think and work in the classroom during a Common Core lesson created by their teacher.

Testing at all Robla School District Schools will begin on April 27.  It will continue through the end of May.  Students at different grades will take the tests on different days.  You will receive more detailed information from your school's principal soon.

Below are links top parent letters with more information.  If you would like to know more, speak to your child's teacher, your principal or look into the resources listed in the letters.  The more you know, the more you can support your child.


Ruben Reyes
Superintendent
Robla School District

 
CAASPP Testing - A Family Guide

On January 1, 2014, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established. The CAASPP System replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system. The state's new assessment system represents the next step in California's plan to provide high-quality teaching and learning in every school. The assessments are designed to determine whether students are on track to be ready for college or a career when they graduate from high school. Test results help identify gaps in knowledge so students can receive the support they need to succeed.

For 2014-15, CAASPP includes the following assessments:

    • Smarter Balanced summative English-language arts and mathematics assessments for students in grades 3-8 and 11
    • Alternate assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics for students in grades 3-8 and 11Science assessments for students in grades 5, 8, and 10
    • Standards-based tests in Spanish for reading/language arts for students in grades 2-11 (optional)
    • The following resources are intended to help schools and school districts better understand the various components of CAASPP and provide information to students and their families, teachers, and others.

The following guides are intended to help schools and school districts better understand the various components of CAASPP and provide information to students and their families, teachers, and others.

 

A Family Guide: Part I

The initial installment in the Family Guide series, Part I provides an overview of the new Smarter Balanced tests as well as tips for families about preparing and supporting their children for the upcoming tests.

 

A Family Guide: Part II

Part II of the Family Guide series provides more specific information about the type of test questions and testing experience students will have this year. Sample test questions are provided and the terms "computer-adaptive test" and "performance task" are defined.


Be sure to check out the SCoE CAASPP page for more information.

 
LCAP UPDATE - SPRING 2015

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During the 2013-2014 school year, the Robla School District staff worked very hard to engage our community as we developed our first ever Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)  The plan is the result of meaningful conversations with staff, parents and others in the Robla Community.  During the development process we created three goals for our LCAP:

  1. Increase student achievement for all students through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.  This includes supports for students who are struggling.
  2. Enhance the current learning environment at our schools to ensure that our schools are physically and emotionally safe  and culturally responsive.
  3. Increase parent, family and community involvement in the education of all students

The 2014-2015 school year is our first year of implementation of the LCAP.  We have already made a great deal of progress in implementing our actions and services.  For details of our progress click here (links to LCAP Update documents)

It is now time to evaluate our progress and engage our community in possible revisions to our LCAP.  During the month of March we will hold meetings with staff and parents throughout the district to inform and seek input.  Our next community meeting will be held on March 16 at Robla School at 5:30 p.m.  Principals at all schools will also be holding meetings with their school site councils, teachers and support staff.  Do not miss your opportunity to become involved in the next steps in the continued development of the Robla School District LCAP.

You can read the entire LCAP document by clicking here.

 
Parent Portal

IlluminateFor parents of students that attend schools within Robla School District, you can now access information about your child’s progress in school by using the Illuminate Parent Portal.  You will need an access code.  Once you have one, you can monitor your child’s grades, assignments and attendance by logging in from any computer.  You must have an email address to use the system.  Even if you did not attend one of our Parent Portal training sessions, you can still get this important information from your child’s teacher.  Simply contact your child’s school office.  They can give you your access code and directions for logging into the Parent Portal.  If you have questions, speak to your child’s teacher, or your school principal.

We hope you will find this new service useful.  We want all parents to take an active role in their child’s education.  The Parent Portal can be a useful tool to help you stay aware of what is happening at school.  To access the parent portal, click here

Instructions for accessing the Parent Portal:

 

Robla School District
5248 Rose Street
Sacramento, CA  95838
(916) 991-1728

Bond Measure K

To find out the latest information on Robla's Bond Measure K, please click here.