CVUSD Students Outperform County & Statewide Achievement Levels in 2018 CAASPP Test Results

The results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, which were completed by students in grades 3-8 and 11 last spring, were released by the California Department of Education. This is the fourth year students across the state – more than three million total, including Conejo Valley Unified School District completed the test. CAASPP is a computer based test, which asks students to write clearly, think critically, and solve complex problems to gauge students’ progress in learning California’s academic standards that are designed to prepare them for college and careers in the 21st century.


CAASPP evaluates student progress on the California standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. Students’ scores fall into one of four achievement levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.


The 2018 CAASPP results show 63.28% of CVUSD students met or exceeded the standard for ELA and 57.13% met or exceeded the standard for math.


Statewide 49.88% and countywide 47.09% of students met or exceeded the standard in the English language arts/literacy component of the 2018 CAASPP. Overall, 16.19% more of CVUSD’s students met or exceeded the standard in CAASPP ELA scores when compared to students from all of Ventura County. While 38.65% of California students statewide and 36.19% of Ventura County students met or exceeded the standard in the math component of the 2018 CAASPP. Overall 20.94% more of CVUSD’s students met or exceeded the standard in CAASPP math scores when compared to students from all of Ventura County.


“We look at multiple measures when evaluating our students’ success,” said Dr. Mark McLaughlin, Superintendent for Conejo Valley Unified School District. “The CAASPP test results is one piece of many that we take into account annually when determining how we can best continue to support our students’ academic needs, and set them on the path towards achieving success after graduation day.”


CVUSD’s outlined Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2018-2019 school year includes a focus on eliminating achievement gaps and providing systems of support – particularly among students who receive English language development services, special education services and those whose families face socio-economic barriers.


“Our CAASPP results reflect the dedication of our teachers, administrators, and staff,” said Lou Lichtl, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. “We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments on this assessment, as well as the other measures as reflected in our LCAP that we use to evaluate our students’ overall success.”


The CAASPP Results Website contains the test results for all counties, districts and schools across the state. Additional, available resources include a: Test Score Guide website for parents, CAASPP Student Score Report Guide (English and Spanish) and Video: Understanding Your 2017-18 Student Score Report.

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