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What's changed from the CST to the CAASPP?
Before the CAASPP, there was the CST (California Standards Test). The CST had two cognitive stressors for students to tackle: content and vocabulary. On the CAASPP, not only do students need to master content and vocabulary, but they also need to navigate advanced technology including checkboxes and item interactions, and use strategic mathematical strategic thinking to decipher what a question is asking of them.
Can I differentiate the questions for my students of varying levels?
We understand that many classes contain students of varying levels. Some students might be performing in math at a 3rd-grade level while in a 4th grade class. We offer plenty of flexibility for these circumstances. Teachers will get access to question sets for every CAASPP math grade level and with Classtime’s session creator, educators can merge question sets from varying grade levels.
My kids knew the content but still struggled with CAASPP Math, why?
Often teachers feel frustrated when they know they’ve taught the content perfectly but they still see students struggling on the CAASPP Math exam. This is because many students are performing at Level 2 and Level 3, which indicates that they understand the content, but they struggle with tech types and mathematical strategic thinking. In our experience, these students have the most potential to improve quickly.
How much does it cost?
Pricing for the CAASPP Math program is built of two components. First is the school license which includes unlimited teachers at a site. Second is the pricing per PD day. We usually recommend starting with five professional development days at a minimum.
My teachers are so overwhelmed. Isn’t this one more thing to add to their full plates?
We are very sensitive to teachers being overwhelmed. Our goal is not to add something unnecessary to teachers' plates, but instead, we come in and specialize in the area of strategic thinking in math that is not optional for significant score improvement. We help teachers to save time with our real-time data that shows teachers immediately if students are struggling with content, tech types, or strategic thinking, allowing them to spend less time on analysis and more time on instruction.