Gilroy Prep School made a splash in its opening year when it earned an API score of 978 and established a reputation for itself as the highest performing debut charter school in California's history. Gilroy Prep arguably serves Gilroy's highest-need student population. It has developed a school model to serve these students based off of research of well-established blended learning schools like Rocketship Education and Kipp Heartwood Academy. As a result of developing a powerful school model, the creators hope Gilroy Prep will have a lasting impression on surrounding schools's methods. The school plans to reach its full size, grades K-8, in the 2018-19 school year.
Contact: James Dent
Gilroy Prep School
277 Ioof Ave
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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