Pine Hollow Middle School

CAASPP Testing: May 17-21, 2021

Dear Parents,

As you know, MDUSD schools are participating in the CAASPP assessments this year. These exams have been reduced from previous years, but still contain the core elements: English Language Arts and Math, as well as Science for our 8th grade students.

Statewide summative assessments are required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to help provide consistent measures of student progress. These assessments are essential components of an equitable, valid, and balanced assessment system. They help provide actionable data for informing teaching and learning, as well as placement in programs and classes. All results will be publicly shared (with no student identifiable information) as well as your individual scores will be available in Aeries/HomeLink.

Below I have shared essential information and processes for you to access what is needed, as well as the schedule we will follow the week of May 17th. These are the necessary requirements to take the CAASPP from home this year:

  • SSID: Your student needs to know their SSID (Statewide Student Identifier). This is a unique, non-personally-identifiable number linked to a given individual student within the California public K–12 educational system. This number must be secure so it cannot be emailed to you, but you will find how to access it below. (see below)
  • COMPUTER CAMERA: A computer (PC, Mac, or MDUSD Chromebook) with a camera. Students must be on camera when the teacher is monitoring the sessions.
  • SECURE BROWSER: A secure browser must be downloaded ahead of time. (see below)

Thank you for working with your child over the next week to prepare them for these technical requirements. I realize this isn't a simple process, so I appreciate your support. Please reach out to us if you have questions or need help with any of this. Best,

Ben Campopiano

Pine Hollow Middle School


Instructions to capture your child's SSID, which is required to take the CAASPP:

Secure Browser Instructions -- IMPORTANT/REQUIRED

Instructions to download/access the CAASPP Secure Browser, which is required to take the CAASPP:

Important information on Chromebooks

If you are using a personal Chromebook your child will need to use another device in your household, OR check out a Pine Hollow Chromebook. (More details to come soon about pick-up times/details.)

CAASPP Schedule: May 17-21

  • Click here / see below for the Pine Hollow Middle School CAASPP Schedule for May 17-21, 2021.
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