Cupertino Union School District

Summary

The Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) encompasses six cities in the heart of Silicon Valley, including Cupertino and parts of San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale. CUSD is the largest elementary school district in northern California with a student enrollment of approximately 18,700 students who attend one of 19 elementary schools, 1 K-8 school or 5 middle schools.

The district-wide attendance rate for 17-18 is approximately 97% (97.61% as of May 2018). The chronic absenteeism rate for 16-17 was 2%.

Source: Local Control Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template

Mission

The mission of the Cupertino Union School District is to provide a child-centered environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity. District families, communities, and staff join as partners to develop creative, exemplary learners with the skills and enthusiasm to contribute to a constantly changing global society.

The Cupertino Union School District believes that our students deserve the best. Students have access to positive and challenging learning environments that guide and inspire them to realize their potential and ensure they graduate college and career ready and become productive citizens. Learning environments are clean and safe to promote high performance within the school community. The employees who are recruited, trained, and retained are highly qualified, reflect high moral and ethical character, and consistently model a passion for education. There is a culture of understanding, and mutual respect among all members of the learning community and students grow academically, socially, and develop as responsible citizens. Partnership and communication with parents and the community are nurtured to optimize opportunities for learning and personal growth for students. Improvements and enhancements to all aspects of the program are implemented based on performance data. Efficiency, transparency, and cost-effective practices characterize District and school operations to ensure that resources are aligned and applied to achieve established goals. CUSD offers many quality programs and services to the students. The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) features a description of how Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) supplemental and concentration funds are targeted to impact all students. It also specifically describes the way these funds will be used to increase services for identified high-needs students (low income, English learner, foster youth, and homeless youth.) The ongoing LCAP process includes an extensive stakeholder engagement. Online surveys and meetings were held to gather perception data from teachers, staff, parents, and students. The impact of stakeholder engagement results in an annually revised LCAP that comprehensively reflects the current priorities perceptions and needs of the CUSD community.

Source: Local Control Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template

CAASPP Results

 

Smarter Balanced Results (2018)

Overall Achievement in English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8, grade 11, and overall grades
Achievement Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
# of Students Enrolled 1,840 2,027 2,011 1,961 2,101 2,163  N/A 12,103
# of Students Tested 1,753 1,933 1,959 1,904 2,055 2,136  N/A 11,740
# of Students With Scores 1,752 1,933 1,959 1,904 2,055 2,136  N/A 11,739
Mean Scale Score 2504.0 2551.3 2584.3 2611.2 2638.0 2655.5  N/A  N/A
Standard Exceeded: Level 4 61.70 % 65.75 % 58.24 % 53.26 % 50.41 % 49.91 %  N/A 56.30 %
Standard Met: Level 3 22.60 % 18.52 % 24.55 % 31.83 % 36.74 % 37.64 %  N/A 28.96 %
Standard Nearly Met: Level 2 9.82 % 7.24 % 9.39 % 9.93 % 8.56 % 8.33 %  N/A 8.85 %
Standard Not Met: Level 1 5.88 % 8.48 % 7.81 % 4.99 % 4.28 % 4.12 %  N/A 5.89 %

Areas for English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8, grade 11, and overall grades

Area Achievement Level Descriptors provide a more detailed look at students’ performance on the overall assessment. The results in these key areas for each subject are reported using the following three indicators: below standard, near standard, and above standard. The sum of the achievement level percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

READING: How well do students understand stories and information that they read?
Area Performance Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
Above Standard 58.14 % 57.69 % 56.23 % 55.57 % 56.79 % 56.84 %  N/A 56.86 %
Near Standard 35.12 % 34.54 % 35.44 % 36.87 % 35.86 % 36.42 %  N/A 35.73 %
Below Standard 6.74 % 7.77 % 8.32 % 7.56 % 7.35 % 6.74 %  N/A 7.41 %
WRITING: How well do students communicate in writing?
Area Performance Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
Above Standard 57.17 % 59.39 % 65.80 % 62.69 % 67.58 % 65.73 %  N/A 63.25 %
Near Standard 34.49 % 31.69 % 25.72 % 30.01 % 27.36 % 29.17 %  N/A 29.62 %
Below Standard 8.34 % 8.92 % 8.49 % 7.30 % 5.06 % 5.10 %  N/A 7.13 %
LISTENING: How well do students understand spoken information?
Area Performance Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
Above Standard 45.00 % 47.88 % 40.60 % 36.73 % 31.55 % 43.63 %  N/A 40.80 %
Near Standard 51.34 % 47.41 % 52.30 % 59.17 % 63.10 % 52.67 %  N/A 54.42 %
Below Standard 3.66 % 4.71 % 7.10 % 4.10 % 5.36 % 3.70 %  N/A 4.78 %
RESEARCH/INQUIRY: How well can students find and present information about a topic?
Area Performance Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
Above Standard 56.25 % 57.85 % 59.98 % 63.81 % 65.29 % 64.09 %  N/A 61.37 %
Near Standard 37.98 % 35.32 % 32.52 % 31.25 % 30.33 % 32.07 %  N/A 33.12 %
Below Standard 5.77 % 6.84 % 7.50 % 4.94 % 4.38 % 3.84 %  N/A 5.50 %
# of Students Enrolled This total includes only the students in this student group who were eligible to take the Smarter Balanced test in 2018 in this subject area.
# of Students Tested This total includes only the students who took the Smarter Balanced test in 2018 for this subject area.
# of Students With Scores This total includes only the students who took the Smarter Balanced test in 2018 for this subject area and responded to enough questions to generate a score.
Standard Exceeded: Level 4 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Standard Met: Level 3 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Standard Nearly Met: Level 2 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Standard Not Met: Level 1 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Above Standard The percentage of students at each claim level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that claim level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Near Standard The percentage of students at each claim level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that claim level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Below Standard The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.

Source: Local Control Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template

Scale score ranges for English Language\Literacy Arts and Mathematics, by Content Area, Grade Level, and Achievement Level.

These achievement levels were determined by a standard-setting process. Information on the process can be found on the Reporting Scores Web page of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web site.

English Language Arts/Literacy Scale Score Ranges
Grade Min Scale Score Max Scale Score Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Not Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Nearly Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Exceeded
3 2114 2623 2114–2366 2367–2431 2432–2489 2490–2623
4 2131 2663 2131–2415 2416–2472 2473–2532 2533–2663
5 2201 2701 2201–2441 2442–2501 2502–2581 2582–2701
6 2210 2724 2210–2456 2457–2530 2531–2617 2618–2724
7 2258 2745 2258–2478 2479–2551 2552–2648 2649–2745
8 2288 2769 2288–2486 2487–2566 2567–2667 2668–2769
11 2299 2795 2299–2492 2493–2582 2583–2681 2682–2795

Source: Local Control Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template

Overall Achievement in Mathematics for grades 3-8, grade 11, and overall grades
Achievement Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
# of Students Enrolled 1,840 2,027 2,011 1,961 2,102 2,163  N/A 12,104
# of Students Tested 1,783 1,974 1,982 1,921 2,069 2,140  N/A 11,869
# of Students With Scores 1,782 1,972 1,982 1,920 2,069 2,140  N/A 11,865
Mean Scale Score 2517.9 2569.8 2601.7 2645.6 2672.3 2709.8  N/A  N/A
Standard Exceeded: Level 4 62.12 % 66.33 % 67.31 % 70.73 % 72.84 % 76.82 %  N/A 69.60 %
Standard Met: Level 3 25.98 % 20.03 % 14.93 % 14.74 % 13.58 % 11.59 %  N/A 16.57 %
Standard Nearly Met: Level 2 7.58 % 10.19 % 11.25 % 10.00 % 8.36 % 6.78 %  N/A 9.01 %
Standard Not Met: Level 1 4.32 % 3.45 % 6.51 % 4.53 % 5.22 % 4.81 %  N/A 4.82 %

Areas for Mathematics for grades 3-8, grade 11, and overall grades

Area Achievement Level Descriptors provide a more detailed look at students’ performance on the overall assessment. The results in these key areas for each subject are reported using the following three indicators: below standard, near standard, and above standard. The sum of the achievement level percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

CONCEPTS & PROCEDURES: How well do students use mathematical rules and ideas?
Area Performance Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
Above Standard 75.42 % 77.11 % 72.49 % 75.99 % 79.31 % 79.21 %  N/A 76.66 %
Near Standard 18.80 % 16.65 % 17.42 % 16.25 % 13.29 % 14.16 %  N/A 16.00 %
Below Standard 5.78 % 6.24 % 10.10 % 7.76 % 7.39 % 6.64 %  N/A 7.33 %
PROBLEM SOLVING AND MODELING & DATA ANALYSIS: How well can students show and apply their problem solving skills?
Area Performance Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
Above Standard 66.44 % 65.60 % 64.18 % 68.33 % 71.68 % 76.82 %  N/A 69.02 %
Near Standard 28.28 % 27.85 % 27.75 % 24.84 % 22.33 % 19.25 %  N/A 24.90 %
Below Standard 5.27 % 6.54 % 8.07 % 6.82 % 5.99 % 3.93 %  N/A 6.09 %
COMMUNICATING REASONING: How well can students think logically and express their thoughts in order to solve a problem?
Area Performance Level 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade All
Above Standard 69.96 % 71.15 % 60.63 % 69.84 % 70.13 % 76.73 %  N/A 69.83 %
Near Standard 24.65 % 23.67 % 32.71 % 23.33 % 24.94 % 18.46 %  N/A 24.55 %
Below Standard 5.39 % 5.18 % 6.66 % 6.82 % 4.93 % 4.81 %  N/A 5.62 %
# of Students Enrolled This total includes only the students in this student group who were eligible to take the Smarter Balanced test in 2018 in this subject area.
# of Students Tested This total includes only the students who took the Smarter Balanced test in 2018 for this subject area.
# of Students With Scores This total includes only the students who took the Smarter Balanced test in 2018 for this subject area and responded to enough questions to generate a score.
Standard Exceeded: Level 4 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Standard Met: Level 3 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Standard Nearly Met: Level 2 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Standard Not Met: Level 1 The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Above Standard The percentage of students at each claim level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that claim level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Near Standard The percentage of students at each claim level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that claim level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.
Below Standard The percentage of students at each achievement level is calculated by dividing the number of students at that achievement level by the total number of students with scores in 2018 for the subject area.

Source: Local Control Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template

Scale score ranges for English Language\Literacy Arts and Mathematics, by Content Area, Grade Level, and Achievement Level.

These achievement levels were determined by a standard-setting process. Information on the process can be found on the Reporting Scores Web page of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web site.

Mathematics Scale Score Ranges
Grade Min Scale Score Max Scale Score Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Not Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Nearly Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Exceeded
3 2189 2621 2189–2380 2381–2435 2436–2500 2501–2621
4 2204 2659 2204–2410 2411–2484 2485–2548 2549–2659
5 2219 2700 2219–2454 2455–2527 2528–2578 2579–2700
6 2235 2748 2235–2472 2473–2551 2552–2609 2610–2748
7 2250 2778 2250–2483 2484–2566 2567–2634 2635–2778
8 2265 2802 2265–2503 2504–2585 2586–2652 2653–2802
11 2280 2862 2280–2542 2543–2627 2628–2717 2718–2862

Source: Local Control Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template