County test scores show slight uptick

LVUSD schools included in report
 

 

Ventura County students slightly improved their scores on the statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test, according to new data released by the California Department of Education.

In the 2018-19 school year, 50% of Ventura County students met or exceeded the state standards for English language arts, which is up one percentage point from the year before.

In math, 39% of county students met or exceeded the state standards, which is also up one percentage point from the prior year.

Since the assessment test was first administered in 2015, Ventura County students have improved their performance in ELA by four percentage points and in math by three percentage points.

There has also been gradual improvement in scores for Hispanic,

African American and socioeconomically disadvantaged students. However, a majority of students in these groups, including students with disabilities, have not yet reached levels of Standard Met or Exceeded.

The Ventura County Office of Education and the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area are working with local school districts to address these disparities.

The VCOE Educational Services Branch and SELPA provide data analysis and work collaboratively with school districts in developing strategies to reduce these performance gaps.

Additionally, local school districts, VCOE and SELPA partner to better meet students’ social and emotional needs and reduce obstacles to learning.

Also known as “Smarter Balanced,” the assessment test is administered in grades three through eight and grade 11.

The computer-based test is designed to reflect California’s recently updated academic standards and asks students to write clearly, think critically and solve complex problems.

The following test scores include Ventura County schools and the Las Virgenes Unified School District, which has territory in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Third-graders who met or exceeded the standard for English language arts: 48%, which is up from 46% percent in 2018.

Third-graders who met or exceeded the standard for math: 49%; up from 47% in 2018.

Fifth-graders who met or exceeded the standard for English language arts: 53%; up from 49% in 2018.

Fifth-graders who met or exceeded the standard for math: 37%; up from 34% in 2018.

Hispanic students who met or exceeded the standard for English language arts: 35%, which is up from 33% in 2018.

Hispanic students who met or exceeded the standard for math: 23%; up from 22% in 2018

Socioeconomically disadvantaged students who met or exceeded the standard for English language arts: 33%, which is up from 32% in 2018.

Socioeconomically disadvantaged students who met or exceeded the standard for math: 22%; up from 21% in 2018.

To review the test scores for individual schools, districts, counties and the entire state, go to caaspp-elpac.cde.ca.gov/caaspp.

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