Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar April 26, 2016
With end of the year testing underway in our schools , Carol speaks with Celia Jaffe, California State PTA vice president for education about the new tests in California.
California's new assessment program--called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress(CAASPP)--is now computer based .
The CAASPP English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics tests contain a wider variety of questions than traditional multiple-choice tests and include tasks and test items that require students to explain how they solve problems. The new tests allow students to demonstrate analytical writing, critical thinking, and problem solving skills along with their knowledge of facts.
You can find more information and parent tips on the California State PTA web site at: