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1 St. Louis Public Schools Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) Dr. Cleopatra Figgures Chief Accountability Officer Office of Accountability, Assessment, and Intervention St. Louis Public Schools

2 Purpose: Introduce the Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) The CAP will: Provide data regarding the performance status of the district, schools and students Generate data to guide policy making decisions Address the relevance of major curriculum/content areas Support development of measurable and attainable objectives for the district, schools and students Respond to the needs of students with data that informs instruction and career/college planning Provide outcome information to community stakeholders St. Louis Public Schools

3 3 Grades K – 8 Comparison

4 Information generated by the CAP for grades K-8 will offer the following improvements: Provide assessment information on reading and math for primary grade students Reduce the number of formative assessments – students test less and teachers have more time to teach Eliminate the Explore test for grade 8 students and move this test to grade 9, where this information will be more useful for high school and college/ career planning St. Louis Public Schools4

5 5 Grade 9 – 12 Comparison: Grade & School YearTN 1KAPLAN (1) End of Course Tests (2) Final Exams (3) EXPLOREPLAN ACT Project TestPSATAP (4) Number of Tests (5) Hours in Testing (5) Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade See (4) 2837 Grade See (4) 3041 Grade See (4) 2733 Grade See (4) 2733

6 The information generated by the High School CAP will offer the following improvements: Focus on meeting the secondary and post secondary planning needs of our students Use complete set of ACT tests (Explore, PLAN and ACT) in all high schools to help prepare for college and careers Support the roll out of End of Course (EOC) tests by enhancing rigor and relevance of assessment data in core courses Reduce the concentration of testing at grade 10, St. Louis Public Schools6

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8 The CAP will be managed by the Office of Accountability CAP will generate valid and reliable information about student learning in SLPS reduce the number of tests students take and the amount of time spent testing minimize costs of essential assessments ensure alignment between assessment and curriculum tie assessments to technology, where possible commit to a quicker turnaround time of assessment results St. Louis Public Schools8


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