Standardized Testing and Student Learning: Outcomes for English Learners in Santa Paula
Standardized testing has changed the way teaching occurs in P-12 school systems. It is generally understood that increased learning for all students benefits civic life. This presentation will focus on learning success for English Learners, a significant subset of Santa Paula’s student population. An examination of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics indicate an urgent need for greater support for English Learners. An overview of CAASPP data will be shared, with a discussion of why educational equity is a societal imperative for all stakeholders.
Brittnee Veldman, Ph.D., Lecturer of Chemistry
Jennifer Figueroa, Bilingual Educator, Anacapa Middle School
Monica Pereira, MLS, Associate Librarian