California Assessment of Student and Progress (CAASPP) Exam
The CAASPP Exam is our California State Test, formally called the STAR. All students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the CAASPP Exam for English (ELA) and Math. In addition, students in grade 5 and 8 will take the California Science Test.
Getting to know the CAASPP – Information and Documents for Parents
- Parents Guide to Understanding the Smarter Balanced CAASPP Exam
- Parents Guide to Understanding the California Science Test (CAST) – 5th & 8th Grade Only
- California Science Test Fact Sheet
- Parents Guide to CAASPP
Select Student Interface Practice and Training Test
Select a grade level and click “yes.”
Then select a test and subject, either ELA or Math
- Smarter Balanced Practice Test
- Smarter Balanced Training Test
- California Science Training Test (Grades 5 & 8 Only)
All BCS students review the Parent/Student Handbook at the start of the school year. Students enrolling into BCS after the start of the school year are informed to read the handbook, as they will be held accountable regarding the policies and expectations in the handbook. The BCS School Administration reserves the right to make changes to the handbook throughout the school year to best meet the needs of the students.
8th Grade Promotion Requirements
All BCS 8th Graders reviewed the 8th Grade Promotion Requirements in the Fall of the current school year. Students who are in jeopardy of not meeting this requirement meet with a counselor in February to review what actions they need to do in order to meet the 8th Grade Promotion Requirements.
NUSD Math Placement Policy
Natomas Unified School District is working to make sure that its students are college and career ready. As part of this focus, the Governing Board has agreed upon the NUSD Math Placement Policy which works to ensure all students are provided the opportunity to meet the University of California’s A-G requirements. For full information on the Board Policy, please follow the hyperlink above.