The Irvine Unified School District’s (IUSD) state standardized assessment scores have outperformed both state and Orange County score averages. IUSD ranked in the top three districts in the state for the fourth consecutive year among public school districts of 30,000 or more with students who met or exceeded the standards in both English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics.
“These results highlight our special partnership between our dedicated and talented teachers, staff, students and families,” said IUSD Board of Education President Lauren Brooks. “The Board of Education couldn’t be more proud of our District.”
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.
“Building essential capacities in our students has been an integral part of IUSD’s educational mission and vision since its inception,” said IUSD Superintendent Terry L. Walker. “At the heart of our student centered learning environment is IUSD’s Continuous Improvement Efforts, which are focused on critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and other learning outcomes aligned to the state standards. The CAASPP data is further evidence of IUSD’s success and commitment to developing well-rounded students, who are college and career ready in an ever changing and competitive world.”
California released statewide aggregate data on student performance in ELA and Mathematics on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Scores for the California Science Test will be released in January 2020. 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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