Local assessments play a crucial role in evaluating student progress and tailoring instruction to individual needs. In our district, we utilize several assessment tools to ensure that every student receives the support they require for academic success.
Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a comprehensive reading assessment used to measure a student's reading proficiency. It helps educators identify each student's reading level and provides valuable insights into their strengths and areas for improvement.
DRA is employed for students in grades K-2 to assess their reading abilities and determine appropriate reading materials.
Acadience is a dynamic assessment system used to monitor early literacy. It provides timely data to guide instructional decisions.
In grades K-3, Acadience is utilized to assess early literacy skills, ensuring that students receive targeted support in their reading development.
Happy Numbers is a math program that offers interactive activities to engage students in foundational math concepts. It provides valuable data to gauge mathematical proficiency.
Happy Numbers is used in grades K-1 to assess and reinforce mathematical skills, ensuring a strong foundation in math.
IXL is a comprehensive online platform that provides personalized practice in various subjects, including English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. It offers adaptive assessments to pinpoint areas of strength and improvement.
In grades 2-5, IXL is integrated into the curriculum to assess and reinforce ELA and Math skills, providing targeted practice and tracking progress.
Middle School Assessments
IXL continues to be a valuable resource for middle school students, focusing on English Language Arts (ELA) to further develop critical reading and writing skills.
IXL is used in grade 6-8 for ELA, ensuring students continue to strengthen their language arts abilities.
The Classroom Diagnostic Tool (CDT) is an online assessment system designed to measure a student's understanding of math concepts. It provides data to inform instructional planning.
In grades 6-8, the CDT is employed to assess student proficiency and tailor instruction to specific mathematical areas.
High School Assessments
CommonLit is a digital platform that offers a collection of high-quality texts and associated resources for English Language Arts instruction. It provides a range of reading materials to support critical thinking and analysis.
In grades 9-12, CommonLit is used to assess students' reading comprehension, critical thinking, and analytical skills. The results of these assessments help inform instructional decisions, allowing teachers to tailor their approach to individual student needs.