2017 CAASPP Results Released

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 - Posted in All District News

On September 27, 2017, the California Department of Education released the 2017 CAASPP Results for districts across the State.  The public can access these results at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov.

The CAASPP — the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress – are computer-based assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.  The CAASPP replaced the paper-based Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program three years ago.  Last spring, Piedmont Students in grades 3–8 and 11 participated in the 2017 CAASPP.

The assessments are “adaptive” in that they take into account the student’s correct or incorrect answers to generate succeeding questions.  These assessments move beyond multiple choice, and include performance tasks that require complex written responses.  For these reasons, the CAASPP are designed to provide a more complete understanding of student knowledge and critical thinking skills for college and career readiness.

Piedmont students performed superbly.  Superintendent Booker commented, “Piedmont’s students perennially demonstrate a remarkable level of academic excellence.  I am extremely proud of their efforts, as well as the extraordinary teaching and support found across the District.”

The following charts provide overall CAASPP results for Piedmont Unified as well as other unified school districts that are historically comparable to Piedmont Unified.  The values indicate the percentage of test-takers (grades 3-8, 11) who either “met” or “exceeded” the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

Like class assignments and report cards, the new assessments are one gauge of student progress, providing information to schools, teachers, and parents about how students perform relative to California’s goals for both learning and college and career readiness.  These results will be used as one of several means to determine and meet student needs, and guide discussions among parents and teachers.  Also, the scores will be used as a baseline for the progress teachers expect students to make over time.

Unified (K-12) School Districts – English Language Arts & Mathematics

Piedmont Unified ranks #2 in the state of California in the percentage of students who either met or exceeded the standards in English language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

Unified School District English Language Arts/Literacy:

Standard Exceeded/Met


Standard Exceeded/Met

Piedmont Unified 86.02%
#1 in Northern California
(#2 in State)
#1 in Northern California
(#2 in State)
Albany Unified 79.34% 73.89%
Arcadia Unified 79.44% 75.69%
Berkeley Unified 61.1% 57.26%
Dublin Unified 76.48% 72.94%
Fremont Unified 75.13% 71.49%
Irvine Unified 77.46% 74.28%
La Cañada Unified 85.86% 83.53%
Laguna Beach Unified 82.01% 71.96%
Los Alamitos Unified 81.57% 73.1%
Manhattan Beach Unified 84.08% 74.78%
Oak Park Unified 79.39% 71.78%
Palo Alto Unified 81.85% 81.45%
Palos Verdes Unified 78.32% 72.41%
Pleasanton Unified 80.83% 76.91%
San Marino Unified 90.05% 85.81%
San Ramon Unified 81.67% 77.08%
South Pasadena Unified 83.34% 78.66%
Alameda County 54.68% 47.37%
California 48.56% 37.56%

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