CAASPP Letter to Families, Talking Points for Staff
All Grades

Principal Bulletin

The testing window in SCUSD opens next week, and now is the time to help families understand the dramatic changes underway in California’s assessment system. Unlike last year’s “field test,” results of this spring’s Smarter Balanced online tests in English and math will be reported to the district, schools and our families.

As these tests are more challenging and require different skills, results should not be compared to the former STAR program.

Attached please find a letter from Superintendent Banda to families about the new online Smarter Balanced Assessments to be backpacked home with families this week. The letter is in all threshold languages.

We are also attaching talking points to help principals, teachers and staff communicate with families about the tests.