Ripon Unified students continue to top San Joaquin County in state testing scores.
On top of that, seven students in the Ripon district received perfect scores during the first round of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing.
In math, the percentage of all students in various county school districts that met or exceeded standards were: 41% in Ripon, 33% in Lincoln, 26%, in Tracy and Escalon, 24% in Manteca, and 20% in Linden. Statewide 33% of all students met or exceeded standards in math.
In English Language Arts, the percentage of all students in various county districts that met or exceeded standards were: 54% in Ripon, 47% in Lincoln, 40% in Tracy, 36% in Escalon, as well as 35% in Manteca and Linden. Statewide 44% of all students met or exceeded standards in English Language arts.
Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Ziggy Robeson released the Spring 2015 test results on Thursday saying this was the first time that students, schools and school districts participated in the new testing system.
“These scores provide districts with a baseline or a starting point which they can use to show future growth. The prior standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program expired in 2013,” she said.
The CAASPP results are broken down into four achievement levels: standard not met, standard nearly met, standard met, and standard exceeded. The goal, she said, is to have all students reach the level of standard met or standard exceeded.
The Ripon students who received perfect scores were honored at Monday’s Ripon Unified School District Board meeting.
Curriculum director Kathy Coleman and Robeson are expecting to see further growth in next year’s testing.
The complete testing data is available online at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/sb2015/Search.