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:
Partially Meets 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.