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Grade Change Request to Pass/No Pass for 2020-2021

July 30, 2021
Grade Change Request to Pass/No Pass for 2020-2021

Earlier this month, California enacted new legislation that allows parents or guardians of high school students to request that one or more letter grades earned in the 2020-2021 school year be changed to a pass/no pass grade.  We want to provide the information you need to help you determine if this option is best for your student. 

College Admissions: Several colleges in…

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

January 20, 2021

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school districts and the…

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San José Unified Continues to Outperform Many Comparable School Districts on Statewide Assessments

October 9, 2019
San José Unified Continues to Outperform Many Comparable School Districts on Statewide Assessments

Outperforming many comparable school districts on statewide results of Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment exams, the San José Unified School District experienced similar performance to 2018 on the SBAC, according to a recently released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) report by the California Department of Education (CDE). In addition, San José Unified outperformed the state as well as all…

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Progress and opportunities in statewide assessments

October 10, 2017
Progress and opportunities in statewide assessments

San José Unified School District continued to outperform statewide results and many comparable districts in the third year of Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment exams, according to data recently released by the California Department of Education (CDE).

San José Unified students bested statewide results for meeting or exceeding standards at all grade levels in Language Arts and Mathematics. The district also outperformed overall…

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A new way to measure student success

March 15, 2017
A new way to measure student success

San José Unified performs well above statewide norms in new reports released this week by the California Department of Education as part of their online dashboard, a tool designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools.

Instead of relying exclusively on test scores, this new system provides a snapshot of how schools and districts…

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