The Smarter Balanced Test assess students' English and Mathematics abilities as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) which is required by California State Law. It is crucial for our students to take this test for the purposes of Lynbrook's requirement and FUHSD to report testing information to the State Department. As a result, we are expected to make every effort to test 100% of our students. If Lynbrook fails to meet minimum requirements of testing all students, this can have a negative impact on Lynbrook High School as a whole.
The Smarter Balanced test has two components
- Performance task for English and Math that will have fewer questions but will have more depth.
- Students use a computer on both components of the test. The test is computer adaptive (levels change based on the student response). At Lynbrook, we primarily use Chromebooks.
In 2014 California moved away from giving the CST's (California Standards Tests) and started giving the Smarter Balanced tests in the context of CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance).