More Students Making Academic Gains in ELA and Math in NUSD

--- Published on August 13th 2019 ---
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Preliminary CAASPP scores show increases over two years

With just a few days into the new school year, we have much to celebrate in Natomas Unified including the release of the preliminary state test scores (CAASPP) that show more of our students are meeting or exceeding state standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.

While test scores certainly are not the most important way we should measure student success, it’s utilized by the state to measure how our students are achieving. The good news is that we are achieving, and we should be proud of our students and staff who have contributed to our growth of 11% in ELA and 6% in Math over two years.

We should also celebrate these other notable achievements including:

  • Fewer students scoring at the lowest CAASPP level
  • More students improving their individual scores from one year to the next
  • Most schools increasing their performance in both ELA and Math

These results are an indicator that Natomas Unified is making progress with our strategic plan, Next 5 and getting more kids on track to graduate college and career ready. We still have more work to do to get all students where they need to be, so we will support site staff with site-based professional development so staff can focus on the specific needs of their school communities, and we’ll identify positive trends over time and the actions that led to those improvements.

While we wait for the final results from the California Department of Education, which we anticipate later this fall, we can celebrate that we are off to a great start to the new school year.