On September 27, 2017, the California Department of Education (CDE) released to the public the test results for the state-wide assessments taken each spring in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. These scores are from students in grades 3rd – 8th grade as well as 11th graders last school year. The total number of students in those grades who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) was 19,167 here in Imperial County.
“When we look at the percentage of growth these past few years, we are encouraged.” commented Dr. Todd Finnell, County Superintendent of Schools. “Imperial County schools have improved at a higher rate than other comparable counties and the rest of California; but we still have work ahead as we prepare students for college and career.”
It is important to note that these test scores are just one measurement tool now used to evaluate student and school performance.
The CAASPP assessment has four different achievement level descriptors which are; Standard Exceeded, Standard Met, Standard Nearly Met and Standard Not Met. For clarity, the Imperial County Office of Education has prepared the following report on students who’ve either met or exceeded the standard on either ELA or Math assessments.
This year’s CAASPP scores represent the third year that California schools have used this assessment and the trend for Imperial County schools is positive. The following report outlay in detail the progress local schools have made, especially when compared to other counties in the state that have similar English language learner populations and similar socio-economic demographics.
Click here for the 2016-17 CAASPP Report for Imperial County.
District scores are available at: