Ready, Set, Test!

With spring comes a flurry of activities, including statewide testing.

This is the third year Twin Rivers’ students will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Included in the CAASPP are the Smarter Balanced Assessments that students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 will take between April 17 and May 19.

The computer-based English language arts and math tests will assist the District in monitoring our students’ academic progress to ensure that all students are college and career ready. Individual score reports will be mailed to your home this summer.

How can you prepare and support your child?

  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast before testing.
  • Be sure your child attends school during testing days and arrives on time. Please try to avoid scheduling outside appointments (doctor or dental) on test dates.
  • If your child wears an assistive device, such as a hearing aid and/or glasses, be sure he or she remembers to bring and wear them during testing.
  • Discuss the tests with your child and make sure he or she is not scared or anxious to take them.
  • With older children, explain that the tests were created to help him or her better prepare for college and career.
  • Tell your child that you and his/her teacher have high expectations and that you are both there to help them every step of the way.
  • Review test results with your child, bringing your child's teacher into the discussion as necessary.