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2018 CAASPP Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) Test Results

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Term and Score Explanations

Total Number Tested (Top of Report)
This is the number of students who were administered the STS.

Students with Valid Scores
This is the number of students who responded to enough questions on the STS to receive a score.

Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)

Mean Scale Score
This is the arithmetic mean or average of the scale scores for all students who took each grade specific STS without modifications.

% (of Students Who Scored at Each) Performance Level
California uses five performance levels to report student achievement on the STS:
  • Advanced: This level represents a superior performance. Students demonstrate a comprehensive and complex understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.

  • Proficient: This level represents a solid performance. Students demonstrate a competent and adequate understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.

  • Basic: This level represents a limited performance. Students demonstrate a partial and rudimentary understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.

  • Far below / below basic: This level represents a serious lack of performance. Students demonstrate little or a flawed understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.

The percent of students who scored at each performance level on the STS are reported for schools, districts, counties, and the state.

The target is for all California students to score at proficient or above.