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Elk Grove Unified Sees Growth Across All Grades Compared to 2015

October 24
01:20 2019

ELK GROVE, Calif. – October 23, 2019 – Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores continue to improve. Across all grade levels tested (grades 3-8 and 11), 56 percent of students scored as standard “met” or “exceeded” in English language arts (ELA), reflecting a gain of six percentage points over 2015 results. Across all grade levels tested (grades 3-8 and 11), 45 percent of students scored as standard “met” or “exceeded” in math, for a gain of three percentage points compared to 2015 figures.

In comparison to the state and county averages, across all grade levels tested in ELA, 56 percent of EGUSD district students scored as standard “met” or “exceeded,” outperforming students in Sacramento County and the state by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. In math, across all grade levels tested, 45 percent of EGUSD district students scored as standard “met” or “exceeded,” outperforming students in Sacramento County and the state by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Christopher R. Hoffman, Superintendent of Elk Grove Unified schools stated, “We see modest growth across all grade levels and our year over year gains indicate we are headed in the right direction. CAASPP is one of many assessments we use to examine student performance and in developing the whole child. We examine several other indicators to evaluate where we need to make improvements and I thank both classified and certificated staff for their hard work and dedication toward preparing every student to become a college-, career- and life-ready graduate. Our gradual growth is a testament to our focus on high quality instruction, on-going monitoring, concern for student wellness and an increasing amount of family and community engagement. For continued student advancement and to keep closing the achievement gap, we need everyone’s contributions in and outside of the classroom.”

Overall English language arts results by grade level:

EGUSD outperformed the county and the state at every grade level in overall English language arts. The percentage of district students who scored as standard “met” or “exceeded” by grade level are:

  • 52% of 3rd grade EGUSD students, 6 percentage points higher than the county, and 3 percentage points higher than the state.
  • 55% of 4th grade EGUSD students, 8 percentage points higher than the county, and 6 percentage points higher than the state. 
  • 55% of 5th grade EGUSD students, 6 percentage points higher than the county, and 3 percentage points higher than the state.
  • 56% of 6th grade EGUSD students, 9 percentage points higher than the county, and 8 percentage points higher than the state.
  • 58% of 7th grade EGUSD students, 8 percentage points higher than the county, and 7 percentage points higher than the state.
  • 51% of 8th grade EGUSD students, 5 percentage points higher than the county, and 2 percentage points higher than the state.
  • 63% of 11th grade EGUSD students, 7 percentage points higher than the county, and 6 percentage points higher than the state.


Claim level results in English language arts:

Claim level EGUSD results show Listening as a relative strength with 83 percent of students at “above” or “near” standard in that area. In comparison, 80 percent of students in Sacramento County and 81 percent of students in the state were “above” or “near” standard in Listening.

The percentages of students scoring “above” or “near” standard in other claim area results are:

  • Reading: 74% of district students, compared to 69% of students in Sacramento County and 70% of students in the state.
  • Writing: 78% of district students, compared to 72% of students in Sacramento County and 74% of students in the state.
  • Research/Inquiry: 77% of district students, compared to 72% of students in Sacramento County and 74% of students in the state.


Overall math results by grade level:

EGUSD outperformed Sacramento County and the state at every grade level in overall math results. The percentages of district and county students who scored as standard “met” or “exceeded” by grade level are:

  • 53% of 3rd grade EGUSD students – 6 percentage points higher than the county, and 3 percentage points higher than the state
  • 49% of 4th grade EGUSD students – 7 percentage points higher than the county, and 4 percentage points higher than the state
  • 39% of 5th grade EGUSD students – 5 percentage points higher than the county, and 1 percentage point higher than the state
  • 47% of 6th grade EGUSD students – 9 percentage points higher than the county, and 8 percentage points higher than the state
  • 47% of 7th grade EGUSD students – 9 percentage points higher than the county and state
  • 41% of 8th grade EGUSD students – 6 percentage points higher than the county, and 4 percentage points higher than the state
  • 40% of 11th grade EGUSD students – 9 percentage points higher than the county, and 8 percentage points higher than the state


Claim level results in math:

Claim level EGUSD results show a relative area of strength in Communicating Reasoning, as 73 percent of students scored “above” or “near” standard in that area. In comparison, 67 percent of students in Sacramento County and 68 percent of students in the state were “above” or “near” standard in Communicating Reasoning. 

The percentages of students scoring “above” or “near” standard in other claim areas are:

  • Concepts and Procedures:  64% of district students, compared to 56% of students in Sacramento County and 57% of students in the state.
  • Problem Solving and Modeling/Data Analysis: 69% of district students, compared to 63% of students in Sacramento County and 64% of students in the state


About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on FacebookTwitterInstagram,

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Company Name: Elk Grove Unified School District
Contact Person: Xanthi Pinkerton
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Phone: Mobile: +1 (916) 261-6219 | Office: (916) 686-7732 | Fax: (916) 686-7787
Address:9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
City: Elk Grove
State: CA 95624
Country: United States
Website: www.egusd.net