SMARTER BALANCED READY: Big Idea #6
Communicate Early and Often
The awareness campaign encouraged various district stakeholders to engage in discussions of the CAASPP (California Assessment System of Performance and Progress). Both administrators and teachers communicated with parents about the administration of interim assessments through auto-dialer messages, newsletters, Parent-Teacher Organization meetings, School Site Council meetings, and site websites. The district supported the campaign through the district website and the Superintendent’s Council meetings. More in-depth information about the campaign is available in the CAASPP in Action Report on the California Department of Education website.