Dear RUSD Families,
Each spring, all students in grades three through eight participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
The assessment window for Bel Aire begins on April 23 and Del Mar on May 2. School principals will send parents information outlining schedules at each school.
It is imperative that all students participate in these summative assessments, which will help the student, teacher and parents understand how the student achieved on grade level California Standards. This data can be used to guide instruction and programs the following year.
Your child will take the following assessments:
- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy
- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your child knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.
Additionally, California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades five and eight will take a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.
LCAP Stakeholders Meeting
We invite our parent community to attend the LCAP Stakeholder Meeting, Monday, April 30th at 3:30 in the Del Mar library. This is an opportunity to learn about our Local Control Accountability Plan and provide feedback.