Assessments For The Year

At the beginning of kindergarten, each child is assessed on colors, numbers, and letter recognition/sounds. This is repeated each nine weeks to determine the degree of student progress.

All first through fifth grade students are given the STAR reading and math assessments. These are computer-generated assessments that provide a comprehensive print-out for teachers and parents on grade equivalency for reading and math. Levels are identified so that students will be able to select appropriate Accelerated Reader books to read and be assessed for comprehension.

We also administer CLASSWORK computer generated assessments.  The Universal Screener  assesses readiness for on-grade-level instructions and identifies students need for specialized instrustion. We will also administer the Benchmark Assessment  that monitors grade-level progress during the school year.    

All Kindergarten through fifth grade students are assessed on the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) in the fall, winter, and spring. DIBELS are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills.

In the spring, third through fifth grade students are administered the ARMT Plus (Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test) and Science Test. The ARMT pLUS and Writing Assessment use the following grading scale:

Levels

Achievement Levels

4

Exceeds Standard

3

Meets Standards

2

Partially Meets Standards

1

Does not meet standards

Note: Federal legislation requires our school to meet No Child Left Behind (NCLB) standards for meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The SAT 10 and ARMT Tests are used to determine our school's performance in meeting AYP.

 

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