Last spring, students in Mariposa County took state tests that were unlike any that the kids had taken before.
The tests, known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, require students to not only figure out answers, but to show how they got the answer, and even write a little paragraph about the answer.
Not only are the tests something the students have never seen, the teachers in the Mariposa County Unified School District were also working on a learning c...
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