State Test Scores Indicate District-Wide Academic Improvements
SAN JOSE, CA. – The Franklin-McKinley School District’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results were released August 24th by the California Department of Education and indicate gains District-wide. Franklin-McKinley School District students took the Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Math for the second year. Last administered in the spring, the computer-based assessment focuses on Common Core State Standards, offering a new level of rigor, completely different from the previous California State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment describes both student achievement and growth, helping the District to improve teaching and learning.
Key Highlights in CAASPP Results
The 2015-16 results allow Franklin-McKinley School District to measure growth in comparison to baseline data from the previous year. The following is a brief summary of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress scores from the 2015-16 school year for Franklin-McKinley School District (FMSD) in comparison to the previous year.
The following are key highlights:
- FMSD exceeded the California average of students who met or exceeded standards in
math by 6% and ELA by 8%.
- FMSD increased the percentage of students who met or exceeded standards in math by
11% and ELA by 9% in comparison to 2014-15.
- College Connection Academy and Los Arboles Literacy & Technology Academy
boasted 19% and 11% increases of students who met or exceeded standards in ELA.
- All subgroups (With the exception of English Learners) showed an increase in the
percentage of students who met or exceeded standards in math.
FMSD Results for 2016 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments by Grade Level ELA Standard Met or Exceeded (%) Math Standard Met or Exceeded (%)
*SED: Socio Economically Disadvantaged *SWD: Students with Disabilities
Meeting the Challenges Head On
While the District continues to show significant gains in student performance, there is still work to be done in closing the achievement gap. “The District is proud of its students and staff as they meet the challenges of Common Core head on,” said Superintendent of Schools, Juan Cruz. “We know we still have work to do to ensure ALL students are college and career ready.”
The District will be analyzing the data to help guide teaching, learning, professional development, and establish initiatives which support the college and career readiness of all students.
About Franklin-McKinley School District: The Franklin-McKinley School District serves approximately 8,700 students ranging from Transitional Kindergarten to 8th grade at 16 schools in the city of San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit us online at <www.fmsd.org>.