This week, April 21st through April 24th, RMS students are taking the new Smarter Balanced Test also known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The scores will not count, however, students are asked to do their best, so that they will learn how to negotiate this new statewide test.
Some students enjoyed the new format.
“This test gave me confidence, because I worried about taking it, but when I took it, it was easy,” said Sixth Grader Alex A.
Others enjoyed using the Chrome books.
“I liked it because it was on the computers instead of having to bubble or write on paper,” said Sixth Grader Cole F.
“I didn’t know what to expect, but once I took the test, it was easy,” said Sixth Grader Lola M.
By the end of the week, students will have had a test in ELA and in Math. It is running very smoothly in most classes.
“The preparation for the logistics of this test has been wonderful. We have had IT people and Technology Lead Teachers in and out of our classrooms, and we have had only a few glitches that involved signing on. Things went really well. Another benefit is that this test is paperless,” said ELA Teacher Leslie Bezich.
This was a practice for RMS this year. Next year, students will be taking the real test and we will get results. Even though scores are not given back to us, the results are being used and analyzed for future tests.
Thanks to all who were involved and especially to those students who took the time to do their best! We appreciate all of your hard work!