RCOE Highlights

August 24, 2016

Riverside County Students Show Improvement in State Assessment Results

Cover of Report with pictures of diverse students engaged in school activities

The 2016 Riverside County CAASPP Report analyzes the newly-released student test results and provides multiple comparisons to help parents and educators better understand the assessment data. Download the report.

Riverside County students exhibited increases in college and career readiness in English/Language Arts and mathematics in the recently released results of the 2015-2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

In both English/Language Arts and mathematics, among all tested grades, the number of students in Riverside County scoring “standard met” and “standard exceeded” increased from 2015 to 2016. Nearly 97% of Riverside County students in 3rd-8th, and 11th grades took the CAASPP along with more than three million students in California during the spring of 2016.

“Because we have high aspirations for our students, we expect a rise in test scores each year as we continue pursuing our pledge that all students will graduate from high school well prepared for college and the workforce,” said Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Kenneth M. Young. “There is much work to do in only the second year of a test that is more challenging than previous assessments, examines a deeper student understanding of new state standards that have been in place for only three full years, yet are aligned with college and career readiness objectives.”

Released today by the Riverside County Office of Education, the 2016 Riverside County CAASPP Report analyzes the newly-released results and provides multiple comparisons to better understand the assessment data.

The report reflects the 2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results in English/Language Arts and mathematics along with the 2016 Early Assessment Program (EAP) results that measure college and career readiness for 11th grade students.

The 2016 Riverside County CAASPP Report has been divided into multiple sections. Each section contains a narrative summary, data graphs, and data tables. The report sections are as follows:

  • Section 1:  Results by Grade Level and Achievement Level
  • Section 2:  2015 and 2016 Comparison by Grade Level and Achievement Level
  • Section 3:  2015 and 2016 Comparison by Cohort and Achievement Level
  • Section 4:  Subgroup Comparison
  • Section 5:  California County Comparison
  • Section 6:  Riverside County Districts Comparison
  • Section 7:  Early Assessment Program (EAP) Results

The California Department of Education’s CAASPP website (http://testscoreguide.org/ca/) provides downloadable resources to assist parents in understanding scores, sample reports, online practice tests, and tools to follow progress of students over time. School, district, county, and state results are available at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov.