2022–23 Los Angeles County Assessment Results Show Student Progress
Thu Oct 26 08:24:00 PDT 2023
Overall, this year’s scores for LA County represent a 3% increase in English and 5% increase in mathematics from pre-pandemic scores.
As schools across the state continue to recover from the pandemic the state’s recent release of assessment results demonstrate LA County scores held steady in student mathematics and English proficiency and a slight uptick in scores in science, showing hopeful signs of continued recovery.
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, provides a cornerstone of the state’s system for evaluating the progress of public schools. In the spring, nearly 2.9 million students in grades three through eight and 11 took a series of online tests, including Smarter Balanced exams aligned with state standards in English and math.
Overall, this year’s scores for LA County represent a 3% increase in English and 5% increase in mathematics from pre-pandemic scores. For the 2022-2023 school year, 47.18 percent of students met or exceeded grade-level English standards, surpassing the statewide average of 46.7 percent. In mathematics, LA County students likewise exceeded the state average by a margin with 34.75% of students meeting or exceeding
Particularly promising was growth seen in math scores. African American, English Learners, foster youth, and Latino student groups all demonstrated growth.
For the California Science Test, LA County student scores experienced a slight up uptick, including specifically African American and Latino student groups.
These new test scores and related analysis will help districts and the Los Angeles County Office of Education understand where instructional practices and targeted supports can continue to be improved.
For more details on each assessment and student group results, refer to the CAASPP/ELPAC Test Results for California's Assessments web page. Assessment results are only one measure and should be combined with other information such as report card grades, classroom assignments, or teacher observations to better understand student achievement and progress.