Like other Oakland Unified School District schools, ASCEND Elementary School programs activities to bridge between students' academics and their surrounding community by building partnerships with families and community members. ASCEND offers a unique learning environment since it is an arts-integrated school. Part of ASCEND's mission is closing the achievement gap in Oakland. As a visionary school, ASCEND is one of eight OUSD schools to receive a Rogers Foundation grant for blended learning implementation.
Contact: Larissa Adam
Contact Title: Principal, ASCEND Elementary School
ASCEND Elementary School
3709 E 12th St
In 2014-2015 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
In 2014-2015 California tested students using the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), administered through the online Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments. These are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task; administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades three through eight, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade eleven. The summative assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.
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