Smarter Balance



Lanai Road is pleased to report the performance levels of our students on the first California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Because this is a new test on new standards, these scores cannot be compared to previous years' tests. We are closely analyzing the data to inform our ongoing instruction. Overall results indicate that a majority of our students’ are meeting or exceeding standards in Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition to Language Arts and Math, our 5th grade students continue to take the paper and pencil California Standards Test in Science. This year 89% percent of our students performed at the Proficient and Advanced Levels. Please check the Lanai Road website for more information on scores and parent resources. We are proud of our teachers and students for their diligence, perseverance, and performance.

What is Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium. (SBAC) ?

"The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a service provided by a public institution (University of California, Los Angeles), governed by member states/territories and funded with member state/territory fees. Smarter Balanced has developed next-generation assessments to accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics." *

One of 2 Test Standards Administered Nationwide.

"Both Smarter Balanced and PARCC are developing assessment systems aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English and math with the goal of preparing K-12 students for college and career. However, there are key differences between the two consortia. For example, Smarter Balanced assessments will use computer adaptive technology, while PARCC will use computerized assessments that are not adaptive." *

*From SBAC site.

What's Changed

LAUSD Powerpoint Overview on difference between SBA and previous California Standards Test.


How did Lanai do? Compared to the rest of LAUSD? or the rest of California?

Powerpoint Deck of Lanai's 2015 Results


How did your child do? These links provide some context for understanding the report:

CAASSP Sample Student Report

Area Claims Descriptors for Language Arts and Mathematics