You are an important part of your child’s education.
- Explain to your child that these tests are tools to help them learn, and they should not be anxious or scared.
- Explore the practice tests with your child at caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html so they can become familiar with the platform and setup of the tests.
- Remind your child that you and their teacher want them to try their best and are there to help, every step of the way.
Why does CAASPP matter?
- Scores are used to determine if students qualify for particular courses (AP and Honors) within BHUSD.
- Student participation promotes the school's U.S. News and World Report ranking as well as its standing in the eyes of the CA State Education Department, both of which enhance students' college applications and transcripts.
- Colleges may use these scores to waive introductory or remedial classes as well as determine students' early placement in higher level courses.
- Scores determine whether or not a student qualifies as a "CCR Graduate" from BHUSD. (College and Career Ready)
- Perhaps most importantly, the test results provide information students can use to better understand what level of mastery they have of individual skills. In this way, students can know where they stand and what they need to do to improve.
- Parents will receive a written report of their child’s scores, and can compare progress from one year to the next.
To learn more about these tests go to the Starting Smarter web page at ca.startingsmarter.org/, or review the Parent Guides to Understanding at cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Samanth Jung at [email protected] or 310-229-3685 x8335.