CAASPP Testing - Spring 2021

Prospect High School will be administering the CAASPP Test beginning March 31, 2021 to Juniors.  Please see the schedule below for further details:

Test Date

Time

Grade Testing

CAASPP Test

Wednesday,

March 31

9am - 12pm

11th

English: Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)

Wednesday, 

April 14

9am - 12pm

11th

Math: Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)

 
The test will be administered REMOTELY where students will be able to use their chromebooks to complete the exam at home.  Please note, cameras must be working as testing requires students to be on camera. If you need tech assistance, please click here to reach our tech support line. 
 
***If you have been identified as a student who needs to swap your chromebook, please make sure to come to the front office on 3/24 from 9am - 3:30pm. If you are unsure, you can connect with your English teacher or Jose Stennett at jstennett@cuhsd.org 
 
 
 
Need help getting on CAASPP?  Head to the zoom link below to receive CAASPP Tech Support:
 
CAASPP Testing Tech Support
9am-10am
 
Since CAASPP testing requires you to be logged off your Chromebook, please use another electronic device (phone, other computer) to log in to the zoom link above.
 

 

Why take this test?

 

Each spring, all 11th grade students in California take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics. These assessments, which are administered as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System:

  1. Serve as an indicator of readiness for college-level coursework in English and Mathematics AND
  2. Are used by the California State University (CSU) and participating California Community Colleges (CCCs) to determine Early Assessment Program (EAP) status.
Therefore, if you plan on attending a Community College or a CSU, it is imperative to take this exam. This will help determine placement into college level English & Math courses.
 
PLUS, for students who complete all assigned sections of the exam, they will receive 50% off class color shirts and have a chance to enter a raffle to win giftcards from Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Amazon, Safeway, and more!
 
 
Class Shirts
**Sample class shirts from last year!  Designs have not been picked, so stay tuned on the Activities page for more information!
 
 
This test was created with teacher input to
 
  • Measure how well your child has mastered the skills and content in mathematics and English language arts at his or her grade level
  • Align with the instruction that takes place in the classroom everyday ● Match the learning goals of each grade level 
  • Assess critical thinking, analytical writing, and problem solving skills, which are needed for success in college and a 21st century career.
 
The test has different kinds of questions, including traditional multiple-choice questions as well as ones that require students to explain their answers, show their work, and compose essays.
Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments.
 
I also encourage you to take a look at a practice test for your child’s grade level. The practice tests are posted on the California Department of Education’s Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. To find out more details about the Smarter Balanced test, visit http://www.cuhsd.org or the “Be a Learning Hero” Web site at http://bealearninghero.org/classroom/smarter-balanced.
 
At Campbell Union High School District, our goal is for all students to achieve their full potential. The Smarter Balanced tests are just one way that we are able to better understand if we are meeting that goal. Thank you for all you do to partner with us in your child’s education.   
 
If you have questions about the test at Prospect High School, please contact:
 
Craig Mann
Assistant Principal
 
Sayuri Chen
Assistant Principal