Measuring Results

State Assessments

Each spring, California students participate in the statewide testing program, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests in CAASPP provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. Students who have a significant cognitive disability (as designated in their Individualized Education Program) are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs).

Because CAASPP tests are given statewide, they provide an opportunity to measure the skills of all students against the same academic standards. Given online, the tests are computer-adaptive, allowing more precise measurement of individual skills.

Children in grades 3-8 take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or California Alternate Assessments for ELA (English/language arts/literacy) and mathematics. Testing will happen after spring break. Schools will send out specific dates to their communities.

Students in grades 5 and 8 will also participate in the new California Science Test. 

Parent resources

To learn more about these tests, please visit CDE’s Test Score Guide Web site, which provides informative guides and test score descriptions as well as sample test items at different levels of difficulty.

Another great resource are the Practice and Training Tests, which can be found on the CDE’s Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Web page. Here, parents can experience the kinds of questions that students will encounter on the tests.

Finally, we would like to encourage every student’s participation in state assessments to help us have a full picture of our students’ results. Under California Education Code Program Provisions, parents have the right to excuse their child from participating in the CAASPP assessments. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation in statewide assessments, please contact your school principal.

CAASPP 2016 Results (to come)

  • Statewide Results
  • Santa Clara County Results
  • District Results
  • Results for Bubb Elementary
  • Results for Castro Elementary
  • Results for Huff Elementary
  • Results for Landels Elementary
  • Results for Monta Loma Elementary
  • Results for Stevenson Elementary
  • Results for Theuerkauf Elementary
  • Results for Crittenden Middle School
  • Results for Graham Middle School


CAASPP 2015 Results

Older State Assessments

View the 2012-13 California Accountability Progress Report for the Mountain View Whisman School District.

California School Dashboard

The California School Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard is part of California's new school accountability system based on 2013's Local Control Funding Formula.The new system, which replaces the old API score that parents are familiar with, will evaluate schools and districts in 8 areas critical to student performance, including graduation rates, readiness for college and careers, test scores, and progress of English learners.

While state assessments give us important info about student progress, it is not the only measure of progress that the District uses.

Other Indicators

The 2013-14 California Healthy Kids Survey results are available at the links below. The elementary survey includes results for 5th grade students and the secondary includes results for 7th grade students.

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