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2012 CA Distinguished School

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Th belief at VVES is that each child should be provided with a safe, positive, and challenging learning environment.  We believe that each child should be given the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and emotionally, and that our job as staff members is to provide an environment that will ensure this growth.  We believe that all children should be challenged to do their personal best, and that our efforts should lead to the development of well rounded students who will obtain skills that will make them successful adults and participate in a democratic society.  

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     CAASPP Information
  

November 4, 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which has replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR Program, is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. This year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics as well as paper-based tests for science.

 Last year, most students participated in a computer-based field test. This practice run of the test, though no scores were provided, allowed students to experience computer-based testing and new types of questions. In addition, the field test also helped evaluate how well districts technology systems could meet the demands of computer-based tests, and determine what resources teachers and schools would need to better prepare students for future assessments.

Lessons learned from last year’s field test will help ensure a successful, full launch of the CAASPP system this school year. In moving forward, students will take the test in Grades 3 - 6 from March 4 through June 11, 2015. To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.

Following the spring 2015 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English–language arts and mathematics, and other information. It is important to note that these scores cannot be compared to scores that your child previously received on the STAR Program tests because this test is based on the new Common Core State Standards, involves different types of test questions, and will not be reported using the STAR Program reporting categories.

 

If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Eliu Rodriguez, Assessment Coordinator or Alberto Camarena, Principal at (951) 928-1841.

Sincerely,
Alberto Camarena, Principal

 

November 14, 2014

Estimados padres y representantes:

La Evaluación del Rendimiento y Progreso de Estudiantes de California (conocida en inglés como CAASPP), la cual ha reemplazado al Programa de Exámenes y Reportes Estandarizados (conocido en inglés como el Programa STAR), es el nuevo programa de exámenes académicos del estado. CAASPP es un sistema cuya meta es proporcionar información que se pueda usar para supervisar el progreso de los estudiantes y garantizar que todos los estudiantes salgan de la preparatoria listos para una carrera universitaria y profesional. Este año, CAASPP incluye pruebas adaptivas administradas por computadora en lengua y literatura en inglés, y en matemáticas, así como pruebas realizadas en papel para ciencias.

El año pasado, la mayoría de los estudiantes participó en un examen de campo computarizado. Esta actividad de práctica del examen, aunque no proporcionó calificaciones, permitió a los estudiantes familiarizarse con los exámenes computarizados y los nuevos tipos de preguntas. Además, el examen de campo ayudó también a evaluar que tan bien los sistemas tecnológicos de los distritos podrían cumplir con las demandas de los exámenes computarizados y determinar qué recursos necesitarían los maestros y las escuelas a fin de preparar mejor a los estudiantes para evaluaciones futuras.

Las lecciones aprendidas debido al examen de campo del año pasado nos ayudarán a garantizar un lanzamiento total satisfactorio del sistema CAASPP durante este año escolar. A medida que avanzamos, los estudiantes harán el examen en grados 3 - 6 desde Marzo 4 al Junio 11, 2015. Para aprender acerca de los tipos de preguntas que se incluirán en el examen computarizado, usted y su hijo/a pueden ver en inglés el examen de práctica en la página electrónica del Examen de Práctica Smarter Balanced del Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) en http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.

Después del examen que tendrá lugar en la primavera del 2015, los estudiantes recibirán reportes de calificaciones individuales. Los reportes de calificaciones de los estudiantes serán enviados a la casa de los padres e incluirán una calificación general, una descripción de los resultados del estudiante en lengua y literatura en inglés, y en matemáticas, así como otra información. Es importante advertir que estas calificaciones no se pueden comparar con las calificaciones que su hijo/a recibió previamente en los exámenes del Programa STAR porque este examen se basa en los nuevos Estándares académicos fundamentales de California, tiene diferentes tipos de preguntas en el examen, y no se reportará usando las categorías del Programa STAR.

Si desea más información, visite el indicador para Padres/Estudiantes de la página electrónica del sistema CAASPP del CDE en http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/. Si tiene alguna pregunta referente a la participación de su hijo/a, comuníquese con Eliu Rodriguez o Alberto Camarena a (951) 928-1841.

Atentamente,

Alberto Camarena, Director

 

 

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 WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative program focusing on education and safety in schoools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures for a two-fold purpose:
  1. to provide an unobtrusive fathering presence
  2. to provide a positive and active role-model for students at the school
 Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, and community members are invited to spend at least one day at their student's school volunteering.  They will support the school through:
  • monitoring the school property
  • working one-on-one or in small groups
  • reading with students
  • helping with homework
  • assisting in sport activities
  • listening ears
  • help with whatever needs to be done to PLANT SEEDS OF SUCCESS in the lives of the VVES students
If you would like to sign up to serve in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program or get more information about the program, please call the school office.  Mr. Camarena will be pleased to return your call and connect with you.

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