By Susan Winlow
Out with Standardized Testing and Reporting and in with the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.
Both assessment umbrellas come with acronyms, of course, STAR is the old and CAASPP is the new.
Vacaville School District trustees will hear an update on program improvement status Thursday and take a look at statewide assessment methods and scores.
The new assessment umbrella this year will include Smarter Balanced assessments for English-language arts and math that go along with the new Common Core standards of teaching. The California Standards Tests will continue to be administered for science assessments in fifth, eighth and 10th grades.