• CAASPP Scores Show Continued Improvement


    Modesto City Schools' students showed improvement in both English Language Arts (ELA) and math, according to new state test results released August 24. Last spring, more than 13,000 students in grades 3-8 and 11 took the state's Smarter Balanced assessments that are just one piece of the state's comprehensive testing program, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

    "We are happy that overall, both the elementary and high school districts are heading in the right direction in both English Language Arts and Math," said Superintendent Pam Able. "As a team, we are committed to our students' success and dedicated to honing our skills to have the greatest impact on student achievement."

    At our elementary schools, Wilson stands out for a 7% gain in ELA and a 10% gain in math. All four junior high schools increased their scores, with Roosevelt students raising their ELA scores by 10%. Beyer is a standout among the high schools for a 22% gain in ELA and a 7% gain in math. Enochs High School and Lakewood Elementary continue to have the highest school-wide data.

    It is important to remember these test results are just one tool teachers and families can use to understand how students are performing in school. Other school tests - quizzes, report cards, classroom assignments, and more - provide equally important information. Parents and guardians can talk with their child's teacher to learn more about how they can work together to promote ongoing learning.

    Find more information regarding how the District and individual schools performed on the state’s website. Please note, the state has not released Modesto City Schools' results sorted by subgroups due to a glitch in their system. According to a letter from the California Department of Education, that information should be available late September.

    More information about CAASPP is available on the California Department of Education's website.