SBAC Scores Have Taken Seen a Decrease

61 percent of students did not meet or nearly met mathematics standards in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, and 34 percent did not meet or nearly met English Language Arts standards.

By Gwen Langi, Opinion Editor

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) scores have recently seen a drop at Van Nuys High School

61 percent of students did not meet or nearly met mathematics standards in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, and 34 percent did not meet or nearly met English Language Arts standards.

Assistant Principal Maria Phillips believes the SBAC scores are direct representatives of the school’s performance and affect parents’ perception of the school. 

“When students don’t take these tests seriously, not only do they change the school’s image but they jeopardize the school name that’s on their own diploma,” she said.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, which aligns with Common Core State Standards, is given to American students to test their critical thinking, analytical writing and problem solving skills. The overall score of these tests are recorded and used to measure schools’ English Language Arts and Mathematics performance.

 

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story