Last spring, students in 3rd through 8th grade participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English language arts and mathematics. This assessment represented the third year the test has been given to students and reflect the critical thinking and problem solving skills that students will need to be ready for college and career in the 21st century.
The California Department of Education recently released the results from the Spring 2017 administration of the CAASPP. Union School District students continue to outperform their peers within Santa Clara County and across the state of California. We are proud of the success our students have shown, and that success is indicative of the dedication of our teachers and community who support each and every student’s academic journey.
In the two months since school began, teachers and students alike have accomplished a great deal. Teachers have started the year off strong, participating in and leading several professional development opportunities. Examples include our Guided Reading Teacher Innovators (in grades K-2) who collaborated in September on instructional strategies like classroom structure to encourage habits of writing, vocabulary and comprehension in primary grades. Our middle school math teachers and resource specialists had a dynamic session with the authors of Classroom Chef, exploring ideas around engaging students through student-based interests. These wonderful professional development sessions foster constant inspiration and learning among our exemplary teachers.
Middle school math and resource teachers explore instructional strategies.