No SBAC This Year

No SBAC This Year

Harris G., Staff Writer

    With fate refusing to end the school year in a normal fashion, the SBAC has been canceled. The reason for this is simply that there are too many variables with at-home students. Many don’t have a CAASPP-secure browser, many have connectivity issues, many are using personal devices, etc. Additionally, state testing takes up a lot of time when schools are already incredibly busy shifting in-person. Of course, many other school districts are making the same choice after considering similar factors.

     This decision was made after the US Department of Education passed a waiver requested by the California State Board of Education. However, there is a catch for those celebrating this news. The waiver, allows California schools to not administer state testing, but only if they replace it with a local test. (For the RUSD, this will be the STAR tests on Renaissance Learning). So there will still be a test, just not the SBAC.