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Orinda Union School District 2018 CAASPP Scores Among Highest in California
Posted 10/10/18

Orinda Union School District 2018 CAASPP Scores Among Highest in California

Orinda, CA, October 4th, 2018

This week the California Department of Education released the results of last spring’s 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) online tests in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. This is the fourth year of CAASPP online testing for California’s public school students in grades three through eight and eleven. Scores on these assessments fall into one of four achievement levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.

Orinda Union School District serves children in grades TK through eight. Of the third through eighth grade students tested, 88% of students met or exceeded standards in ELA, and 85% met that same benchmark in mathematics on the 2018 CAASPP assessments. These scores reflect overall improvement from the 2017 results. Orinda Union School District’s 2018 CAASPP scores place the district second in ELA and seventh in mathematics for all California school districts with 500 or more students enrolled.

“These scores are a direct result of dedicated and knowledgeable teachers, staff, and administrators, the unwavering parent and community support of Orinda’s public schools, and students who come to school engaged and ready to learn,” remarked Dr. Carolyn Seaton, Orinda USD Superintendent of Schools. “While we are very pleased with these results, we will not rest on our laurels. We will continue to analyze our CAASPP data and other indicators to identify ways to improve teaching and learning across the district.”

Orinda USD Board President Carol Brown added, “My fellow Board members and I are proud of our students for achieving at such high levels on the 2018 CAASPP assessments and are deeply grateful to our parents and community for their support of our schools. We remain committed to academic excellence in our schools, and are equally dedicated to ensuring each Orinda student is safe, engaged, healthy, supported, and challenged.”

David Schrag, Director of Curriculum and Instruction noted, “We are consistently impressed by the collective work of our students, staff, and parents that merited these results. We also are aware of students who have not yet reached our achievement goals, and we are redoubling our efforts to support these students in realizing their academic potential. Strong academic achievement is one important measure of our ultimate goal of developing healthy, innovative, and creative students who will thrive in the 21st century.” Mr. Schrag will present an overview of Orinda’s CAASPP results to the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on October 8th. To view comparative CAASPP results by school or district as published by EdSource, click here. To access the State Superintendent’s press release on the 2018 CAASPP results, click here.

 

About the Orinda Union School District:

Orinda Union School District is one of the highest performing school districts in the State of California. Orinda USD serves approximately 2,500 students from transitional kindergarten to eighth grade at five school campuses— four elementary schools and one middle school. Three Orinda USD schools were recently recognized as California Distinguished Schools: Del Rey Elementary (2018), Wagner Ranch Elementary (2018), and Glorietta Elementary (2018). In 2015, Orinda Intermediate School was honored as a California Gold Ribbon School, and Del Rey Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School. All five Orinda USD schools were honored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence as California Honor Roll Schools based on student achievement data. In addition to outstanding students and excellent teachers and staff, Orinda Union School District is extremely fortunate to have a high level of parental involvement in the schools and strong community partnerships as evidenced by the support provided by the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO), Parent Clubs, and the City of Orinda. More information about Orinda USD is available at http://www.orindaschools.org.