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As many of you know, our third-fifth grade students will begin state testing on May 2nd. We do encourage you to discuss the CAASPP at home. Please remind nervous test takers that our new assessments are adaptive and the questions get harder when you do better. Feeling challenged is a good sign! Also, please note that current research tells us that most students actually DO WORSE ON THE TEST when reminded to, “Try your best!” This decline in scores seems to be related to fear-based conclusions people tend to draw (E.g., “Maybe this test will show that I’m not smart.”) Instead, please remind students that the CAASPP is used state-wide to refine our Core Standards and help us cultivate our pedagogies. It does not determine how smart or capable students are or measure an individual’s potential. Feel free to stop by my office or visit www.CAASPP.org for more information.
Cheri Scripter, Principal
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state’s academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. CAASPP includes computer adaptive assessments in English-Language Arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8, and 11 and paper-based tests in science for students in grades 5, 8 and 10.
This year, testing dates are as follows:
For more information about testing options for your student, please visit the Assessment, Research and Evaluation tab of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District webpage at http://www.mdusd.org/departments/r-n-e/CAASPP.
Welcome to Strandwood Elementary School! We are one of 30 elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo School District. We are part of the College Park Feeder Pattern. We are a school with a history of high performance, with an excellent teaching and support staff. We have an active and caring parent/guardian community. The best attribute is our fabulous student population! Strandwood has an enrollment of approximately 650 students every year, Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade. We are fortunate to have a continuum of Special Day Classes, Kindergarten through 5th, for students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. This school year, 2015-16, we will have one Transitional Kindergarten, three Kindergartens, three 1st grades, 1/2 split, three 2nd grades, 2/3 split, three 3rd grades, three 4th grades, 4/5 split, and three 5th grades. With the support of and funding from our PTA, we have an Art Docent, a Reading Intervention program for Kindergarten and 1st grades, a Science Assistant, Classroom Instructional Assistants for TK through 3rd grade classes and an Instructional Assistant for our Computer Lab. Our parents and PTA support and implement the FAME program and sponsor numerous after school enrichment programs for our students who are interested. I encourage you to visit our campus if you are new to the community. Parent volunteers are a valued part of our classrooms. You will find a campus buzzing with activity in a friendly and safe learning community. I know you will feel the energy involved in ensuring that "every minute counts for every student!"
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