Announcement - PUSD

Piedmont Demonstrates Excellence in Statewide Test Results


PUSD Press Release
August 31, 2016

On August 24, 2016, the California Department of Education released the 2016 CAASPP student assessment results for districts across the state.

Piedmont at the top of the charts
Piedmont Unified ranks #3 in the state of California in the percentage of students who either met or exceeded the standards in English language Arts/Literacy and #1 in the state of California in the percentage of students who either met or exceeded the standards in Mathematics.

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
The CAASPP — the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress – are computer-based assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The CAASPP replaced the paper-based Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program two years ago. Last Spring, Piedmont Students in grades 3–8 and 11 participated in the 2016 CAASPP.

Adaptive assessments
The assessments are “adaptive” in that they take into account the student’s correct or incorrect answers to generate succeeding questions. These assessments move beyond multiple choice, and include performance tasks that require complex written responses. For these reasons, the CAASPP are designed to provide a more complete understanding of student knowledge and critical thinking skills for college and career readiness.

Piedmont students performed superbly
Superintendent Booker commented, “Piedmont’s students continue to demonstrate a remarkable level of academic excellence. I am extremely proud of their efforts, as well as the extraordinary teaching and support found across the District.”

The results
The following charts provide overall CAASPP results for Piedmont Unified as well as other unified school districts that are historically comparable to Piedmont Unified. The values indicate the percentage of test-takers (grades 3-8, 11) who either “met” or “exceeded” the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

Unified (K-12) School District

English Language Arts/Literacy: Standard Exceeded/Met

Mathematics:
Standard Exceeded/Met

Piedmont Unified

87%

#1 in Northern California
#3 in the state

87%

#1 in Northern California    tied for #1 in the state

Albany Unified

77%

73%

Arcadia Unified

77%

77%

Berkeley Unified

62%

58%

Dublin Unified

79%

73%

Fremont Unified

75%

71%

Irvine Unified

79%

75%

La Cañada Unified

88%

84%

Laguna Beach Unified

82%

70%

Los Alamitos Unified

81%

72%

Manhattan Beach Unified

82%

73%

Oak Park Unified

79%

73%

Palo Alto Unified

83%

84%

Palos Verdes Unified

80%

74%

Pleasanton Unified

81%

76%

San Marino Unified

90%

87%

San Ramon Unified

82%

76%

South Pasadena Unified

81%

78%

Alameda County

55%

46%

California

44%

33%

How CAASPP scores are used
Like class assignments and report cards, the new assessments are one gauge of student progress, providing information to schools, teachers, and parents about how students perform relative to California’s goals for both learning and college and career readiness. These results will be used as one of several means to determine and meet student needs, and guide discussions among parents and teachers. Also, the scores will be used as a baseline for the progress teachers expect students to make over time.

Read the full Press Release HERE.  The public can access all results at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov.

Where

PUSD
760 Magnolia Ave
Piedmont, CA

Contact

Sylvia Eggert
su.ac1503449085.21k.1503449085tnomd1503449085eip@t1503449085regge1503449085s1503449085
www.piedmont.k12.ca.us/





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