Upcoming Events: 3/2/15: Registration Begins for 2015-2016 for All Grades, Future Falcons Night @ 6:30P.M. @ C.H.S. 3/3/15: Association of Parents and Teachers Meeting @ 6P.M. Room 17 3/4/15: Volleyball at WSCA @ 3:45P.M. 3/5/15: Hicks/Adams/Wood to Roller King, 8th Grade Parent Meeting @ 3:30P.M. in Room 15 3/6/15: End of 2nd Trimester, 3:45P.M. Volleyball at MMCA 3/8/15: Daylight Savings Time Starts - Set Clocks One Hour Ahead! 3/10/15: Volleyball vs. Foresthill @ C.E.S. @ 3:45P.M., Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7P.M. in Library 3/11/15: Parent Training @ 4:30P.M. @ C.E.S. 3/12/15: Volleyball vs. Bowman @ C.E.S. @ 3:45P.M.
October 2, 2013, Governor Gerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 484 which suspends
certain portions of the state-wide Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
assessments for the current school year. This will provide school districts
much needed time to prepare for new, computer-based assessments for the Common
lieu of taking the Mathematics, Language Arts and Writing components of the
STAR test this year, the state has directed school districts to provide
students in grades 3-8 the opportunity to experience and practice taking the
new computer-adaptive pilot assessment later this spring. Student results on
these pilot tests will not be published. However, students in grades five
and eight will still take the Science portion of STAR this school year and
those results will be made available.
new assessment system, the California Measurement of Academic Performance and
Progress (CMAPP), will be fully administered and reported in the 2014-2015
Elementary School District has been preparing diligently for the arrival of the
Common Core Standards and accompanying assessment program which is expected to
focus on critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving. District and
classroom-based assessments will not be affected by the suspension of STAR and
will provide excellent measures of student progress and achievement for the
new standards and an innovative, computer-based assessment program poses many
challenges for school districts. In Colfax, administration, teachers and
support staff will continue to work professionally and diligently to insure the
success of every student during this implementation.