Grade 11: The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC tests) are part of the state testing system called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP. Students in 3rd - 8th and 11th grade throughout California take SBAC tests for Math and English Language Arts. The CAASPP System gives information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and can do. This information is just one piece in understanding a student’s readiness for college and career.
Students' SBAC test results are used to qualify students for the Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma, help students demonstrate readiness for college-level work and avoid placement tests for California State Universities (CSUs) and participating community college, qualify candidates for English Learner reclassification and/or GATE identification, and report on the school's progress on the California Dashboard.
Grade 11: The California Science Test or CAST is also part of the statewide assessment system called CAASPP. Students across California take this test in 5th and 8th grades, and one time in high school. In SAUSD, students in grade 11 will take the CAST this year. The CAST assesses the student’s ability to think critically and solve problems. This assessment uses questions that bring together science content, practices, and concepts. It also covers more than one science domain, such as Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Earth and Space Sciences.
Grades 9 & 10: The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests are given to students in SAUSD at the beginning, middle, and end of the year to measure students' growth in Reading, and Mathematics. Segerstrom students in grades 9 and 10 will take the MAP tests this month. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers are the previous questions. MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level.
Students' performance on MAP tests helps Segerstrom staff identify areas of strength and areas of need for individual students and the school as a whole. Students' MAP performance is also used to qualify candidates for English Learner reclassification and/or GATE identification.