District Information District Financials Enrollment Information Performance Press Materials Supporting Our Schools 2010 Master Plan: Moving Forward
Departments Business Services Fiscal Services Educational Services Food & Nutrition Services General Counsel Human Resources Maintenance, Operations and Facilities Section 504 Parent Rights Special Education Superintendent Student Services Teaching & Learning Technology Technology/Communications Committee Water Testing
Schools School Performance (SARCS) Summer School 2018
Parent Resources 2016-2017 School Calendar 2017-2018 School Calendar After School Care and Activities Annual Registration Annual Registration FAQ District Parent Involvement Policy Health Information Parent Community Based Organizations Parent Handbook Rain Out Update School Choice/SES School Loop Log In School Menus/Purchase Meals Volunteering Immigration and Refugee Resources Alameda Prepares Emergency Preparedness
Student Resources Homework Help Online Library Catalog School Choice/SES School Loop Login
Employee Resources Aeries.Net (Admin Staff) Aeries.Net (Teachers) Aesop (Absence Management) District E-Mail EADMS EmpCenter Employee Payroll Service Portal Employee Recognition Loan Forgiveness MOF Work Order (School Dude) Payroll Information School Loop Log In SharePoint SmartETools Technology Help Desk
Board of Education Agendas & Minutes Agendas & Minutes Archive Board Policies Advisory and Oversight Committees Documentation Archive

News Item: Homepage

AUSD Students Show Improvement on New State Tests (09/15/2016)


Issued By:         Superintendent Sean McPhetridge (510) 337-7060 and

                        Board President Solana Henneberry (510) 337-7187



Alameda, Calif. — Thursday, September 15, 2016 -- Students in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) made progress on Common Core tests administered last spring and continued to do better than county and state averages, test results released last month show.


Equally important, the results provide teachers, parents, and staff with detailed data on student performance across various grade levels, schools, and subgroups.


Data released by the California Department of Education (CDE) included state, county, district, and individual school scores on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress ("CAASPP"). This test, which was piloted in schools in 2014, measures students' mastery of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, which were introduced in 2013-14. The state administered the first official CAASPP in the spring of 2015.


More than 4700 AUSD students in grades 3-8 and 11 took the state tests in the spring of 2016. The results show that a higher percentage of AUSD students overall met or exceeded the standards than did at the county or state level, as did a number of students in AUSD's subgroups, including Black or African Americans; Hispanic or Latinos; Socio-Economically Disadvantaged; and English Language Learners.


But serious gaps still exist between groups in AUSD, a detailed analysis of the results showed, including:

  • Students with parents with a college education score significantly better than those without
  • White and Asian students score higher than other subgroups
  • Some school sites score higher, overall, than others

"We did well the first year of CAASPP, and we continue to do well this second year of the new testing system," said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. "It's still a new assessment tool. But I am impressed overall by how well our students did, and I am grateful to our teachers for preparing the students so well. And while I'm aware of the work that still needs to be done, I am excited about how we will use the new data to create stronger programs for our neediest students."


A more detailed analysis of the data can be found here, as well as in this report presented at the September 13, 2016 Board of Education meeting. Further details on the district and individual school performance can be found on the state’s website: http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/sb2016/default.



Posted by: Susan Davis, District Staff, Alameda Unified School District Published:9/15/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage