Systems of Assessment for Learning

Goal: All students will be challenged and supported to maximize their learning and achievement.

Strategies to support this goal include:

  • Articulate and align assessments and reporting to a learning continuum.
  • Establish a system of valid/reliable classroom assessments.
  • Utilize, and calibrate, shared expectations for quality and rigor
  • Articulate student achievement as related to learning and standards.
  • Provide quality, formative feedback to students in relation to standards.
  • Further clarify and define what it means to be college and career ready; and honor both paths.
  • Utilize principles of Personalized Learning to engage students in pursuing and attaining prioritized learning goals.

Indicators of success include, but are not limited to:

The percent of fifth grade students scoring at or above the 66th percentile on the spring MAP reading assessment will increase each year.

The percent of fifth grade students scoring at or above the 73rd percentile on the spring MAP math assessment will increase each year.

The percent of students who earn a 24 or higher composite ACT score will increase each year.

The percent of students successfully completing one or more extended course opportunity (AP, Capstone Courses, Dual or Transcripted Credit) will increase each year.

The percent of students passing Advanced Placement tests with a 3 or better will increase each year.

Action steps and learning activities underway:

  • More than 70 staff members attended a voluntary assessment workshop on August 8-9.
  • A keynote speaker and follow up assessment workshop were provided to all staff on August 29.
  • The first Assessment Team (A Team) workshop was held on September 12.
  • Four administrative meetings have been scheduled with the district’s assessment facilitator.
  • Professional development activities related to this assessment initiative have been scheduled for October 13.