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CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

Special Message from Mai Huynh, Assistant Principal of Orchard Hills School:

Every Spring, students in grades 5-8 take four online CAASSP tests on their iPads: English Language Arts (ELA) Multiple Choice, English Language Arts (ELA) Performance Task, Math Multiple Choice, Math Performance Task. Additionally, students in 5th and 8th grade will also be taking the CAST (California Science Test) on their iPads.

More information regarding the testing process and links to sample tests can be found at www.caaspp.org.

2019 Orchard Hills School CAASPP Testing Schedule

  • Testing will take place starting Tuesday, April 9.
  • Please make every effort to make sure your students are at school on these days for testing.

Elementary Testing Schedule (Grades 3-5)

Elementary CAASPP & CAST

3rd Grade CAASPP
Date: Test: Time:
4/9/19 ELA CAT Pt 1 8:10 - 10:10
4/10/19 ELA CAT Pt 2 8:10 - 10:10
4/11/19 ELA Perf Task 8:10 - 10:10
     
4/16/19 Math Pt 1 8:10 - 10:10
4/17/19 Math Pt 2 8:10 - 10:10
4/18/19 Math Perf Task 8:10 - 10:10
4/19/19 Makeups 8:10 - 10:10

 

5th Grade CAST
Date: Test: Time:
4/9/19 Science CAST 8:10 - 9:50
4/10/19 Science CAST 8:10 - 9:50

 

4th & 5 Grade CAASPP
Date: Test: Time:
4/16/19 ELA CAT Pt 1 & 2 8:10 - 9:50
4/17/19 ELA Perf Task 8:10 - 9:50
4/18/19 Math CAT Pt 1 & 2 8:10 - 9:50
4/19/19 Math Perf Task 8:10 - 9:50

 

*SCHOOL WIDE MAKE UP TESTING:  4/22 - 4/26

 

Middle School Testing Schedule (Grades 6-8)

Dates of CAST Testing - 8th Grade Only

  • TUESDAY 4/9 - SCIENCE CAST (During Core Class - Normal Bell Schedule)
  • THURSAY 4/11 - SCIENCE CAST (During Science Class - Normal Bell Schedule)

Dates of CAASPP Testing & Daily Bell Schedule for Testing Dates

  • MONDAY 4/15 = ELA CAT
  • TUESDAY 4/16 = ELA Perf TasK
  • THURSDAY 4/18 = MATH CAT
  • FRIDAY 4/19 = MATH Perf Task
 Middle School CAASPP (Grades 6 - 8)
Period: Minutes: Time:
1 32 7:55 - 8:27
Pass 3 8:27 - 8:30
Test 115 8:30 - 10:25
Nutrition 13 10:25 - 10:38
Pass 3 10:38 - 10:41
2 31 10:41 - 11:12
Pass 3 11:12 - 11:15
3 31 11:15 - 11:46
Lunch 35 11:46 - 12:21
Pass 3 12:21 - 12:24
4 31 12:24 - 12:55
Pass 3 12:55 - 12:58
5 31 12:58 - 1:29
Pass 3 1:29 - 1:32
6 31 1:32 - 2:03
Pass 3 2:03 - 2:06
7 31 2:06 - 2:37

 

*SCHOOL WIDE MAKE UP TESTING:  4/22 - 4/26

Letter to Parents & Guardians: 2018-19 California Alternate Assessments

California Department of Education - March 2019

California Alternate Assessments, 2018-19 Parent and Guardian Notification Letter 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Each spring, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and science tests are included in CAASPP. For CAASPP testing, students who have the most significant cognitive disabilities, as designated in their active individualized education program, are eligible to take the California Alternative Assessments (CAAs).

This year, your student will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level: 

  • CAAs for English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
  • CAA for Science in grades five, eight, and twelve.

Our school's testing window is from April 9 to April 28.

The CAAs measure what students know and can do. Results from the CAAs help identify and address gaps in 
knowledge or skills early on so the students can get the support they need.

To learn more about the CAAs, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.

You also can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at 
http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

In addition, sample performance tasks for the CAA for Science are available on the CAASPP Web page at 
http://www.caaspp.org/administration/about/caa/index.html#task.

As the parent or guardian, you have the option of excusing your student(s) from any part of the CAASPP. If you would like to excuse your student from any of the tests, you must indicate the tests you would like your student(s) to be 
excluded from and submit your request in writing to the school [Education Code 60615]. Please let the school know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements for your student(s).

If you have any questions regarding your student's participation in statewide assessments, please contact Mai Huynh at mhuynh@tustin.k12.ca.us.

Sincerely,

Cindy Agopian 
Principal 

 

Letter to Parents & Guardians: 2018-19 CAASPP & CAST

California Department of Education - March 2019

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Summative Assessments and California Science Test, 2018-19 Parent and Guardian Notification Letter 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Each spring, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

This year, your student will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level: 

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
  • California Science Test (CAST) in grades five, eight, and twelve.

Our school's testing window is from April 9 to April 26.

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and the CAST are online tests that measure what your student knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test 
questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your student can get the support he or she 
needs to be successful in school.

To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California 
Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at:
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.

You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at:
http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

As the parent or guardian, you have the option of excusing your student(s) from any part of the CAASPP. If you would like to excuse your student from any of the tests, you must indicate the tests you would like your student to be excluded from and submit your request in writing to the school [Education Code 60615]. Please let the school know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements for your student.

If you have any questions regarding your student's participation in statewide assessments, please contact Mai Huyny at mhuynh@tustin.k12.ca.us

Sincerely,

Cindy Agopian 
Principal