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CAASPP Testing 2019 – Testing Locations by Teacher and Period (April 2 and April 9)

CAASPP / GRADE 11 / PERIOD 1 – 2 TESTING BLOCK

TEACHER

PERIOD

TESTING LOCATION

Blackmon

1

320

Lucas

1

Library

Gonzalez

1

Theater 50

Guzzo

1

Theater 50

Smith

1

Theater 50

Thorsen

1

303

Baca

2

328

Lucas

2

Library

Smith

2

Theater 50

Woo

2

Theater 50


 

CAASPP / GRADE 11 / PERIOD 3 – 4 TESTING BLOCK

TEACHER

PERIOD

TESTING LOCATION

Baca

3

Library

Blackmon

3

320

Lucas

3

323

Baca

4

Library

Gonzalez

4

305

Guzzo

4

P-C

Thorsen

4

303


 

CAASPP / GRADE 11 / PERIOD 5 – 6 TESTING BLOCK

TEACHER

PERIOD

TESTING LOCATION

Guzzo

5

P-C

Gonzalez

5

Library

Lucas

5

323

Smith

5

Theater 50

Gonzalez

6

Library

Smith

6

Theater 50

CAASPP and CAST 2019 - TESTING INFORMATION

Beginning the week of April 1, 2019, AHS will begin the administration of California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing to 11th grade students and the California Science Test (CAST) to 12th grade students. CAASPP and CAST are the state academic testing programs used to provide information that monitors student progress and ensures that all students leave high school ready for college and career. You can learn everything about CAASPP at their website (LINK) and this page on the FUSD website (LINK).

  • All 11th grade students in California are administered CAASPP testing in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. These tests will be given to 11th grade students at AHS during the week April 1 and April 8.
  • All 12th grade students in California must take the California Science Test (CAST) test before graduation. This test will be given to 12th grade students at AHS during the week of April 8.

 

CAASPP test administration (11th grade)

From Tuesday, April 2 – Thursday, April 11, 11th grade students will be given four CAASPP tests on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 2: ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) with student’s 11th grade English class

  • Wednesday, April 3/Thursday, April 4: ELA Performance Task test in student’s 11th grade English class during block period

  • Tuesday, April 9 – Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) with student’s 11th grade English class

  • Wednesday, April 10/Thursday, April 11: Math Performance Task in student’s 11th grade English class during block period

Here are some things to know about the CAASPP test administration:

  • 11th grade students will be testing in two-hour schedule blocks on April 2 and April 9 in order to give students the suggested time period for testing. The testing schedule block combines periods 1 and 2, periods 3 and 4, and periods 5 and 6. As an example, if a student has English in period 2, they would need to report at the beginning of period 1 to the designated testing location and would test through periods 1 and 2.

  • The designated testing locations will be given to students in their English class on Friday, March 29 and again on Monday, April 2.

  • All testing is done on computers. Headphones or earbuds are needed for the ELA tests. We ask 11th grade students to bring their headphones or earbuds that can be plugged in for use on the test. If students do not bring their headphones, each testing location will have headphones for students to use.

  • Because students are testing in blocks, students will miss class time in other subjects. Any work missed on those days can be made up with no penalty.

  • Due to the testing schedule, there will be no FLEX Period at AHS during the weeks of April 1 and April 8.

  • Students who are absent during a test administration will be pulled from their classes upon their return. It is necessary for all 11th grade students to take all CAASPP tests.

If you would like to know more about what the tests look like, practice tests can be found on the CAASPP website (LINK).

 

 

CAST test administration (12th grade)

The CAST test will be given to AHS 12th grade students in their English classes on Tuesday, April 9 and on Wednesday, April 10/Thursday, April 11 during their English block period.

 

Here are some things to know about the CAST test administration:

  • 12th grade students will only take the test in their English class. There will be no additional impact on their schedule. Due to the testing schedule, there will be no FLEX Period at AHS during the weeks of April 1 and April 8.

  • All testing is done on computers. Headphones or earbuds are needed for the test. We ask 12th grade students to bring their headphones or earbuds that can be plugged in for use on the test. If students do not bring their headphones, each testing location will have headphones for students to use.

  • Students who are absent during a test administration will be pulled from their classes upon their return. It is necessary for all 12th grade students to take all CAST test.

If you would like to know more about what the tests look like, practice tests can be found on the CAST website (LINK).

 

Why CAASPP and CAST testing is important:

  • Following the test administration, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents/guardians in late summer/early fall and will include an overall score and a description of the 11th grade student’s achievement level for ELA and Mathematics and 12th grade student’s achievement level for Science. These student score reports will be included in the student’s cumulative file.

  • The CAASPP and CAST testing results are used by teachers and administration to assess our progress towards our school goals and evaluate strengths and areas for growth. CAASPP and CAST results are also used as part of the public information about AHS. You can look up the CAASPP results from previous years at this (LINK).

  • An added incentive for 11th grade students is that CAASPP scores are a part of admissions to Cal State universities. As part of the Early Assessment Program (EAP), students who score a “4” on the CASSPP in English Language Arts and/or Mathematics are considered “Standard Exceeded” at all Cal State schools. Students meeting this standard are not required to take the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) or Entry Level Mathematics Exam (ELM) exam when they enroll at a Cal State school. You can learn more about the EAP program here (LINK).

If you have any questions regarding CAASPP or CAST testing, please email Mr. Musto via School Loop.