AP and IB Courses are challenging, college level courses that may award college credit if students pass the end-of-year exam. All three comprehensive high schools offer AP courses: Vista High and Rancho Buena Vista offer IB courses, as well as the IB diploma program.
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, which are delivered by computer, consist of two sections: a computer adaptive test and a performance task (PT) based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA and Mathematics. The computer adaptive section includes a range of item types, such as selected response, constructed response, table, fill-in, graphing, and so forth. The PTs are extended activities that measure a student's ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple standards- a key component of college and career readiness. These assessments are only one measure of students' achievement, and while important, should be looked at in conjunction with classroom tests, projects, and teacher feedback. If you have specific questions about your student's test results or progress, please contact your child's school.