The five performance levels are: • Advanced (exceeds State Standards) • Proficient (meets Standards) • Basic • Below basic • Far below basic Students scoring at the Proficient or Advanced level meet State Standards in that content area.The adjacent tables show the percentage of students that scored at proficient or advanced levels in English-language arts, mathematics, science, and history social science.Assessment within the OCDE Special Schools is an ongoing process, not a single test or event.
To meet fitness standards, students must score in the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) on all six fitness tests.
The multiple-choice California Standards Tests (CST) are part of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) and are administered only to students in California public schools.
Assessment is a critical element in the instructional process and has a direct relationship between what is assessed and what is taught.
For the instructional process to be effective assessment, curriculum and instruction need to be aligned.
Typically, these tests/checklists are administered prior to each student’s IEP and assist teachers in the identification and development of meaningful IEP goals and objectives.
The annual use of these measures greatly assists in the monitoring of student progress and the development of meaningful IEP goals and objectives.
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The (OCDE) Special Schools program performs ongoing tracking of student progress through the use of published criterion referenced tests and developmental checklists.
Norm referenced tests (NRT) are nationally administered tests that provide statistical feedback on a national level.
The purpose of these tests is to determine how well California students are achieving academically compared to students nationally in reading, language, spelling, and mathematics in grades 3 and 7 only.