CAASPP Student Score Report Update - September 29, 2017
Dear AUSD Families:
On August 24, 2017, AUSD was notified that some of the 2016-2017 Student Score Reports for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Summative Assessments included text printed in error.
Specifically, students in grades four through eight who scored at achievement level 4 (Standard Exceeded) in both the 2015–16 and 2016–17 administrations, or students whose scores increased in 2016-2017 from 2015-2016, received a Student Score Report indicating they did not score enough to move to the next level. This text should have indicated they would remain at the highest achievement level (Standard Exceeded).
Educational Testing Systems (ETS), the company that facilitates the administration of the CAASPP summative assessments, regrets that this text error slipped through quality control; however, we have been assured that the achievement levels and scale scores are correct and are not impacted by the text error.
When we received notice of this error in late August, we were informed that revised Student Score Reports would be available by the end of August. We have recently been notified that revised Student Score Reports will not be available until mid-October.
We had hoped to mail all of the Student Score Reports at the same time in order to avoid confusion for families who may have one or more student impacted by the error. However, we cannot be certain that the Student Score Reports will arrive within the current timeline provided by ETS. As such, we will be mailing all of the correct Student Score Reports to families. Additionally, we will mail home individual notifications to families affected by the error. As soon as the revised Student Score Reports are received, we will mail them. We will not mail home any Student Score Reports that have errors in the printed text.
While this untimely delay occurred through no error on the District’s part, we wanted to provide this information to all of our families. All families can expect to receive either a Student Score Report or a letter explaining the delay in receiving a Student Score Report by the end of business on Friday October 6.
Any family who does not receive either a Student Score Report or a letter explaining the reason for the delay in receiving a Student Score Report by the end of business on Friday October 6, should contact Julie Sen (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the District Office.
Director III - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
CAASPP The 2016-2017 confidential Student Score Reports will be mailed to parents/guardians at the end of September, 2017. Parents and students will receive the results of these assessments in a readable and easy-to-understand format. Parents can use this information to better communicate with teachers and school administrators about their child's success.
Along with the score reports, the District is sending a letter to parents/guardians that includes detailed information. Samples of these letters are available below.
The following video is from the California Department of Education on how to read the CAASPP Student Score Reports.