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2019 CAASPP Data for Orinda USD Among Best in State
Posted 10/10/19

Earlier today the California Department of Education released the results of last spring’s 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) online tests in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Under the CAASPP program, all California public school students in grades three through eight and eleven participate in online assessments. 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, 87% of students met or exceeded standards in ELA, and 85% met that same benchmark in mathematics on the 2019 CAASPP. Notably, nearly 60% of students exceeded standards in ELA and mathematics. Orinda Union School District’s 2019 CAASPP scores place the district fourth in ELA and ninth in mathematics for all California school districts with 1,000 or more students enrolled.

 

Orinda USD Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Seaton commented, “I applaud our teachers, instructional leaders, and students for the incredible amount of work they have dedicated that resulted in these CAASPP scores. I look forward to studying our data further to see where we excel and where we can continue to improve.”

 

Orinda USD Board President Hillary Weiner added, “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted by our students’ achievement on the 2019 CAASPP. My fellow Board members and I look forward to the public presentation of OUSD’s CAASPP data during the November 4th Board meeting during which staff will share plans for supporting all students in meeting or exceeding standards in English language arts and mathematics.”

 

David Schrag, Director of Curriculum and Instruction noted, “In Orinda USD we are exceptionally proud of our students, teachers, staff, and parents working together toward our goal of proficiency for all students in ELA and mathematics. Our CAASPP scores are a great example of what can happen when we collaborate as a professional learning community that values continuous growth. We will continue to support all students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally as 21st century learners.”

 

Mr. Schrag will present an overview of Orinda’s CAASPP results to the Board of Trustees at the regular Board meeting on November 4th. To view comparative CAASPP results by school or district as published by EdSource, click here. To access the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s press release on the 2019 CAASPP results, click here.

 

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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.