Results of the 2014-15 Smarter Balanced Assessments



As California implements our new state standards for education, assessment results tell us how students are doing on the college and career ready standards and provide helpful insights for educators. The Education Trust-West has conducted a preliminary analysis of the baseline 2014-15 assessment results to give education advocates, parents and other stakeholders a better understanding of what these results mean. Below are a series of resources to help make sense of these results.

Download the presentation below for a comprehensive overview of the results.

You can also download a comprehensive pdf of district CAASPP results. This file lists the percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards, by subgroup, for each school district.

For a deeper dive analysis into the results and to learn about high-performing schools where low-income students are meeting and exceeding standards at high levels, download our Equity Alert.

Click the links below for a visual snapshot of the results overall:

California Statewide Math Performance, 2015

California Statewide English Language Arts/Literacy Performance, 2015


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Karla Fernandez

Communications Manager

Karla Fernandez (she/her/hers) joins Ed Trust–West as a Communications Manager with over 11 years of experience advancing social impact initiatives.

Karla started her career as a teacher at Chicago Public Schools and UIC College Prep. After teaching, Karla joined United Friends of the Children to support LA County’s youth in foster care as a college counselor. Through Leadership for Educational Equity, Karla also served as a Policy Advisor Fellow for the office of a Los Angeles Unified School Board Member. She solidified her interests in policy analysis and quantitative research during her time with the Price Center for Social Innovation, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and the USC Presidential Working Group on Sustainability. Before joining The Education Trust–West, Karla was the Associate Director for the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative, a network of nonprofits advocating for communities in SELA.

Karla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, a Master of Public Policy from the USC Price School of Public Policy, and a Graduate Certificate in Policy Advocacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Karla is based out of southern California and is passionate about using data analysis, communications, and digital strategies for policy advocacy and social justice efforts.