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  • Assessment

    What is assessment?

    Throughout the school year, teachers assess, or test, students on what they have learned. Assessments may take many forms– online assessments, paper-and-pencil tests, oral and written reports, performances, and projects. They may also be given at the end of every lesson or unit, or may encompass an entire year’s worth of content.


    Why do we need to assess students?

    Assessment is at the core of how we support and adjust our students’ learning experiences in the classroom. When an assessment shows that a student has mastered a standard, it tells us they are ready to move on or receive enrichment on that standard. If an assessment shows that a student has not mastered a standard, it allows us to provide additional teaching and practice opportunities before we move on to another standard.


    What assessments are used?

    We will use many types of assessments throughout the school year for different purposes.

    • NMFA Testing 2016
      Name of Test Subject Area Grade Levels Dates Purpose of Test
      NWEA Test Math                          Reading K – 4 Fall Week of Sept 13    Winter January 17  – 27                    Spring May 15 –

      May 25

      NWEA/MAP tests are given in the fall, winter, and spring to measure growth and proficiency for kindergarten through fourth grade students.
      OLPA Math and Reading 3 and 4 February 1st – 10th The OLPA practice test is given to third and fourth grade students to practice for upcoming math and reading MCAs.
      WIDA English All English Language Learners January 30 –               February 27 The WIDA ACCESS test is given to all ELL students to measure English language proficiency.
      MCA Reading and Math 3rd and 4th April 10 –

      April 23


      May  1 – 5

      The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are state tests in reading, mathematics,
      and science that are used to meet federal and state legislative requirements. The tests are
      administered every year to measure student performance relative to the Minnesota Academic
      Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and be able to do.


    How will parents be notified of assessment results?

    Assessment data will be sent home regularly. Some of it may be the results of more formal assessments, like the MCAs, while some may be written feedback directly on an assignment. This information will provide opportunities to better understand your child’s progress. We also hope it fosters conversations about how you can support your child’s learning at home.