The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the statewide assessment system used by California public schools. The CAASPP program is intended to provide information used to monitor student progress and help them succeed, ensuring that all students leave high school ready for college and career.
CAASPP computer-based tests are based on California Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. These assessments include the Smarter Balanced computer adaptive tests in English language arts/literacy and mathematics and the California Alternate Assessment for some students with disabilities.
SFUSD students in grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in CAASPP testing beginning in March 2017. In addition, students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will take the California Science Test (CAST), a new computer-based science assessment based on Next Generation Science Standards.
To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.
Following the spring 2017 testing, students receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be mailed to parents in the beginning of school year 2017-18. The detailed reports include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts and mathematics, science (if a participating grade) and other information. If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.
Parents/Guardians have the right to request an exemption from all or part of CAASPP testing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact John Burke (email@example.com) at the SFUSD Achievement Assessments Office at (415) 241-6400.
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2/15 Transition to College Presentation for Seniors & Parents @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria:
How can you be better prepared for the transition to college? What should you be aware of during college years? How do you make sure you graduate from college?
Come to this presentation and learn about these topics! A light dinner will be provided.
SFUSD is launching a Digital Citizenship program this year!
We will be implementing Digital Citizenship lessons and activities from Common Sense Media.
Galileo has a survey from Common Sense Media to help connect families to Galileo’s Digital Citizenship Implementation Plan.
Please take this survey on how you use technology in your daily life so that we can better serve you and create a Digital Citizenship Program that is specified to Galileo community’s needs!
Galileo Connecting Families Survey
Our Science department is offering wonderful courses for the next school year. Feel free to browse these courses as you select your course schedule for next year.
Science Dept Course Offerings
Hi Galileo Lions!
As part of SFUSD’s Vision 2025, Galileo will be implementing Digital Citizenship into our curriculum more thoroughly in the upcoming semesters.
Galileo’s Digital Citizenship Advocate, Ms. Zawaideh, has developed a survey to gauge where we are in terms of Digital Citizenship and how we can implement our Digital Citizenship plan over the next few semesters. We will be taking this school climate survey once again at the end of this school year and over the course of the next couple of years in order to assess our implementation plan and modify it if needed.
Please take this survey if you are a parent, teacher, or student at Galileo so that we have a better sense of how to serve you and prepare our community to be good digital citizens. Feel free to leave comments and feedback as well, all responses are anonymous.
Digital Citizenship School Climate Survey
The Observer Newsletter is the quarterly alumni publication. One of the columns in The Observer is “Between the Lions,” which tells the alumni what is happening at Galileo, authored by Bettie! Click below for this month’s newsletter.
The Observer- January 2017
The letter jacket is now available on the Neff website: www.neffco.com.
Click on Varsity Jackets, select California by state, then click on Galileo.
Buy Galileo Letter Jackets Here!
AP exam registration begins on Monday, January 23. Please bring your completed registration form, exact cash/check, and income eligibility packets (if applicable). Registration dates are organized by student last name.
Please adhere to the following schedule during LUNCH in front of the Counseling Office:
– Monday, Jan 23: (Last name A-C)
– Tuesday, Jan 24: (Last name D-L)
– Wednesday, Jan 25: (Last name M-T)
– Monday, Jan 30: (Last name U-Z)
– Tuesday, Jan 31: (Last name A-C)
– Wednesday, Feb 1: (Last name D-L)
– Thursday, Feb 2: (Last name M-T)
– Friday, Feb 3:(Last name U-Z)
If you are not able to register on the above dates, please make an appointment with Dr. Chen before or after school to submit your registration. Last day to register is February 28.
Opt-out forms for the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Culture-Climate Surveys have been distributed to all students in homeroom on Thursday, January 12. If you would not like your student to participate in the upcoming SEL and Culture-Climate Survey, please complete the opt-out form and return it to your student’s homeroom teacher by February 1, 2017. The survey is confidential and voluntary, and provides our district and school important information on how our schools are doing and how to best support our students.
Please be considerate and do not block or double park on Francisco Street when dropping off/picking up students. School buses need access to the front entrance of Galileo on Francisco Street to pick up students and cannot do so when cars are double parked in front of the school. Thank you for your cooperation.