The 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) report provides four different information elements for ELA and math. is an overview of the 2016 reports and links to guides and sample reports for parents.
Overall Achievement Score: The first report element summarizes student results as an Overall Achievement Score in one of four performance levels for English and math:
Standard Nearly Met
Standard Not Met
SBAC Scaled Scores: The second report element offers scaled scores for ELA and math. SBAC scaled scores allow educators and parents to understand student performance levels in finer detail. The number a student receives shows their current level of achievement on a continuous vertical scale (from approximately 2000 to 3000) that increases across grade levels. Given a grade and subject performance band, one can see how close a student was to the next performance level. If students took the SBAC in 2015, a graph can be used to illustrate student growth over time. Smarter Balanced Scare Score Ranges
School Accountability Report Cards are required by state law and are a school report to the community for the previous year. They include information on curriculum, class size, student achievement, school climate and how to reach the school, as well and more.
For additional explanatory material, including historical and background information, a definition of how each required data is derived, and links to other Web resources where many of the categories of data included on SARC, visit the following California Department of Education web pages:
• A Parent's Guide to the SARC
• Frequently Asked Questions about the SARC
• California Department of Education
A new link to the California State Parent Teacher Association’s Moving Beyond the Bubble: Improved Tests Are Finally Here has been provided on the CDE CAASPP System Web page under the Students and Parents tab. The resources found at Moving Beyond the Bubble provide information about the new Smarter Balanced assessments built to help students, parents, teachers, and school leaders determine where students are on the path to success. Included on this Web site are updated resources to help understand your child's CAASPP scores.
The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a plan of action to raise the academic performance of all students ot the level of performance goals established under the California Academic Performance Index. California Education Code sections 41507, 41572 and 64001 and the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) require each school to consolidate all plans for programs funded through the School and Library Improvement Block Grant, the Consolidated Application and NCLB Program Improvment into the Single Plan for Student Achievement.