The Irvine Unified School District’s state standardized assessment scores have outperformed both state and Orange County score averages, with IUSD ranking the second highest in the state for the third consecutive year among public school districts of 25,000 or more for students who met or exceeded the standards in both English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics.
Last spring, IUSD students in grades three through eight and grade 11 participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests in ELA and Mathematics, which provide information on each student’s progress on state standards. While the scores are just one of many measures of student performance, they help to enhance our understanding of each student’s needs and improve student learning through our educational efforts.
“There are many reasons to be proud of our outstanding IUSD students,” said IUSD Board of Education President Sharon Wallin. “These results highlight our special partnership between our dedicated and talented students, families, teachers and staff.”
“IUSD is guided by its Continuous Improvement Efforts, which are designed to develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and other learning outcomes also found in state standards,” said IUSD Superintendent Terry L. Walker. “Building these essential capacities in our students has been an integral focus of IUSD’s educational mission and vision since its inception. The District will continue to leverage limited resources to maximize collaboration and connections with our students, parents, staff and community partners, as we strive to develop well rounded students, who are college and career ready in an ever changing and competitive world.”
California released statewide aggregate data on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Please keep the following in mind about these assessments.
Scores are One of Many Measures
Assessment scores should be recognized as only one measure when evaluating student learning; they provide some but not all information about a student’s knowledge and skills. Results from tests should be reviewed in combination with other measures, such as in-class assignments, classroom tests, and teacher input. For more information about your child’s academic progress, please stay in close contact with your child’s teacher(s) and school.
How Test Scores are Used
IUSD will use these scores to better understand each student’s learning and help us continue to improve upon the high-quality instruction we provide. The scores will not be used to determine student advancement to the next grade level or as the sole piece of information when making academic decisions about students.
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