Teachers, students, staff featured in TV reports on new online ‘field tests’
SCUSD has been featured in two recent news reports about California’s practice run of new online tests aligned with new learning standards.
Beginning April 7, students in SCUSD will join thousands across the state participating in a “field test” of computer-based assessments that are replacing the old paper-and-pencil versions taken each spring.
Unlike the CSTs (California Standards Tests), the new Smarter Balanced Assessments will require students to demonstrate what they know through writing and problem solving. Smarter Balanced Assessments are tied to the Common Core State Standards which are aimed at better preparing every student for college and careers.