The Saugus Union School District is proud to report increased performance at every grade level in both Language Arts and Math on the annual 2015-16 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.
In addition to increased academic scores, the District was recognized with 14 California Gold Ribbon awards, 2 Arts Achievement awards, and 3 Title One Achieving awards for model signature practices in the 2015-16 school year.
“The State of California now uses eight priorities in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to ensure that all students are receiving a high quality education,” said Dr. Christine Hamlin, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction. “One of those eight measures is academic achievement and clearly the District continues to make consistent growth in that measure a priority.”
The percentage of students who met or exceeded the standards increased in both English Language Arts and Math at every grade level. The performance trend in Language Arts grows from 62% in third grade to 70% in sixth grade. The highest math scores (58%) are found at both third and sixth grade.
For the first time, the results from CAASPP can be correlated year over year to show individual student growth and grade level cohort growth. For students who met or exceeded the standards, the data in Language Arts indicates an 8% growth at all grade levels. In Math, the highest rate of growth was indicated at the sixth grade level (17%).
Particular attention is paid to students who are not yet successful in meeting the standards overall as well as English Language Learners and the District’s economically disadvantaged students. The data show students in these groups are rapidly accelerating towards meeting or exceeding the standards.
Added Hamlin: “We are proud of our teachers and students for their diligence, their growth mindset, and their performance.”
Individual student reports are being sent home over the next two weeks. Parents will have an opportunity to review them at Parent Teacher Goal Setting Conferences at the end of September. A detailed report of scores can be found at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/.
The Saugus Union School District serves the Santa Clarita communities of Saugus, Valencia and Canyon Country with 15 elementary schools for 11,000 students. The District was recently awarded Gold Ribbon Awards for 14 of 15 schools with two Exemplary Arts Awards, and these awards continue a tradition of excellence for the District, which includes five National Blue Ribbon Awards, 14 California Gold Ribbon, 35 California Distinguished School Awards (for 15 schools) and six California Business for Educational Excellence Awards (one Star School and five Scholar Schools).