Dear Parent or Guardian:
As part of our continued efforts to improve communication with parents, the Oak Grove School District will employ the use of the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. This portal will be available on our district website for all parents who have students in grades K - 8 and will provide parents with access to Student Score Reports for State Testing electronically through the parent portal. It will also include personal and district contact information. All parents should have already received their confidential Parent Portal login information back in February. The site to visit is https://infinitecampus.ogsd.k12.ca.us/campus/portal/oakgrove.jsp?lang=en
If you are unable to login to the Parent Portal, please contact email@example.com or call our helpdesk at 1-408-227-8300 extension 100210 for password support.
Estimado padre o tutor: Como parte de nuestros esfuerzos continuos para mejorar la comunicación con los padres, el Distrito Escolar de Oak Grove empleará el uso del Portal de Padres Infinite Campus. Este portal estará disponible en nuestro sitio web del distrito para todos los padres que tienen estudiantes en los grados K - 8 y les proporcionará a los padres acceso a los Informes de calificaciones de los estudiantes para las pruebas estatales a través del portal para padres. También incluirá información personal y de contacto del distrito. Todos los padres ya deberían haber recibido su información de inicio de sesión confidencial en el Portal de Padres en febrero. El sitio que debe visitar es https://infinitecampus.ogsd.k12.ca.us/campus/portal/oakgrove.jsp?lang=en Si no puede iniciar sesión en el Portal de Padres, comuníquese con firstname.lastname@example.org o llame al nuestro servicio de asistencia al 1-408-227-8300 extensión 100210 para el soporte de contraseña.
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments FAQs Click arrow to expand → → → → → → → →
Each spring California students in grades three through eight and grade eleven take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Smarter Balanced is a comprehensive assessment system that also includes formative assessment tools, allowing teachers to assess student learning during instruction, as well as interim assessments, which cover material taught over a period of time. Both formative and interim assessments provide teachers with critical and timely information so that they can adjust their teaching and differentiate instruction to target students’ individual needs.
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are annual computer-based tests that assess students’ progress toward:
They replace the former paper-based, multiple-choice assessments that students took under the old Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) and focus more on the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed for college and a 21st century career. The first statewide administration of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments was spring 2015.
California worked with 20 other states as part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to develop the assessments, as well as the professional and instructional resources provided to help students, teachers and schools throughout the year. Educators—from K–12 to higher education—were deeply involved in the design, testing, and scoring of the assessments.
There are a full range of accessibility supports for all students, including those who are English learners and students with disabilities. These include universal tools, designated supports, accommodations, and unlisted resources. For a full list and description of these supports, please see the CDE’s Student Accessibility Supports web page.
The assessments measure student performance on California’s content standards in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and their ability to write analytically, think critically, and solve complex problems. Results from the assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents/guardians, and students understand how well a student is doing and whether they are meeting the grade-level standards. While the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are important, students and parents should review the results in combination with other important performance measures, such as report cards, grades received on class assignments, and other teacher feedback.
Schools can use the results to identify specific areas in which to focus more attention in the next school year, while teachers can use the results to identify and address individual student needs.
For eleventh graders, the assessments have a direct impact on the California State University’s (CSU’s) Early Assessment Program (EAP). The CSU and participating California community colleges will use student results from the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments as a student’s EAP status in English and mathematics:
Grade 11 students are encouraged to submit their test results to the CSU by selecting the release button at the end of each CAASPP exam (i.e., for both the English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments).For more information, please see the CSU’s Early Assessment Program web page .
The Student Score Reports include the student’s overall score and achievement level for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, as well as information on the student’s performance in key areas (claims). In ELA, the claims include reading, listening, writing, and research/inquiry. In mathematics, the four claims are presented in three reporting categories: concepts and procedures, problem solving/modeling and data analysis, and communicating and reasoning.
Beginning in 2015–16, the reports will include the student’s scores from the most recent test administration as well as the scores from previous administrations, providing a side-by-side comparison from one year to the next and allowing students, parents, teachers, and school administrators to measure student progress over time.
Preliminary scores will be available to local educational agencies (LEAs) within three weeks after the test administration through the Online Reporting System (ORS). After 90 percent of the students have completed all testing, the printing of student score reports will start. The timeline for delivering the results to a district is no more than eight weeks after a LEA completes all of its summative assessments.
Once LEAs receive the student score reports, they have 20 days to distribute the reports to parents, in accordance with Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 863.
Sample score reports, understanding your student’s score reports flyers, and parent guides are located on the CDE, CAASPP Student Score Report Information web page.
See the Smarter Balanced website , for help to understand their child’s score report and learn how to track their child's progress toward graduating ready for college and career.
Yes. The California Department of Education takes the privacy of student records very seriously. No new data is being collected because of the change from one test to another. All student scores and other confidential data are stored securely, monitored against intrusion, and accessible only to those with legitimate educational purposes and credentials.
California has scaled back the use of standardized assessments, and currently only tests in the grades and subjects required by federal law. The federal government requires a 95 percent participation rate, and may withhold funding to states where too few students participate, though no state has actually lost funding so far. States are also required to use test participation as one component of local school accountability, but no determination about consequences has been made. Last year, more than 97 percent of eligible students took part in CAASPP.
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Brief student videos gives key information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and how to get additional information about testing in the State of California.