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Elementary School Assessment Plan

agora a Agora Cyber Charter School

2019-2020 Elementary School Assessment Plan

Assessment: Intended For: Type: Description: Purpose Use: Administered:
Aimsweb Plus
Survey Learning
Assessment
(SLA)
Grades K-5
All students; special education students based on IEP
Diagnostic Students are tested in successive levels of general curriculum, beginning with their
current expected grade placement, until a level at which they are successful is determined.
Survey Level Assessment (SLA) is designed to determine student determine student’s
present levels of educational s present levels of educational performance.
Fall
Dreambox Grades K-5 All students;
Special education students based on
IEP
Diagnostic Adaptive math-based supplemental program providing personalized
instruction and intervention to develop skills to close learning gaps quickly, and integrate assessment with instruction.
Frequent assessment and monitoring of students to drive instruction and
interventions. Teachers are notified when
students require support or intervention and are provided with the resources for face-to face instruction.
Daily
i-Ready Special Education students based on
IEP
Diagnostic Adaptive diagnostic indicating student need sub-skills in math and reading
including: overall math level, numbers and operation, algebra and algebraic thinking,
data and measurement, geometry, overall reading level, phonological awareness, phonics, high-frequency words,
vocabulary, comprehension of literature,
comprehension of informational text.
Used for measurement of student growth and need for intervention and
accommodation to instruction. Growth
measured in benchmarked periods to help
determine IEP present academic levels, needs, goals, and specially designed instruction.
Enrollment & End of year
Kindergarten
Screening (using
Aimsweb Plus)
Incoming
Kindergarten Students
Diagnostic/Screening This assessment, using a vendor-supplied instrument, is designed to capture incoming students’ readiness for formal
education
Assessment of incoming students’ cognitive and developmental skills and knowledge of foundational elements of literacy and
numeracy. Used to inform teachers’ decision-making regarding curriculum and instruction.
Beginning of school or upon enrollment
Lexia Grades K-5 All students;
Special education students based on
IEP
Diagnostic Reading-based supplemental program
designed to focus on five critical skills to become proficient readers, including
phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Frequent assessment and monitoring of students to drive instruction and
interventions. Teachers are notified when
students require support or intervention and are provided with the resources for face-to face instruction.
Daily
Lexia RAPID Pilot program with first grade students Diagnostic This research-based, computer-adaptive reading and language assessment allows educators to gather predictive, norm-
referenced data up to three times a year, with immediate scoring and reports.
RAPID for Grades K–2 measures students’ foundational skills in the key reading and
language domains of Word Recognition, Academic Language, and Reading Comprehension.
Used to drive decisions regarding literacy instruction and intervention needs in both classroom and MTSS settings. Fall, Winter, Spring
Classroom
Formative
Assessments
Grades K-5 All students Formative These are quick checks for understanding that are built into the instruction such as
polling questions, quiz managers, higherorder questioning techniques, think-pairshares, exit tickets, etc.
The purpose is to analyze student work and understanding of concepts and skills,
providing teacher real-time data to adjust teaching and learning process.
Daily
Aimsweb Complete Grades K-5
Special education students based on IEP
Interim/ Benchmark
(Progress
Monitoring)
Form of curriculum-based measurement
(CBM), used for universal screening and progress monitoring in the areas of early
numeracy, early literacy, reading fluency,
comprehension, written expression, math computations, math applications
Frequent assessment and monitoring of students at-risk or with severe needs.
Expected rates of progress are prescribed and compared to actual progress, based on
IEP goals. Reports evaluate student progress, prescribe program changes and revisions to ensure IEP success and serve as an
accountability and communication tool for program evaluation and reporting.
Baseline at enrollment;
Biweekly
Aimsweb Plus Reading & Math Grades K-5
All students; Special education students based on IEP
Interim/
Benchmark
(Progress
Monitoring)
Universal screening and progress monitoring tool used to measure math and reading skills. To inform instruction for intervention & challenge during core classes and Personal Learning Time (PLT) sessions Biweekly/weekly
Easy CBM Grades 3-5 special education students
eligible for PASA
exam
Interim/
Benchmark (Progress
Monitoring
Determines baseline for IEP goals and measures for progress monitoring of
goals. Focuses on K-8 skills of early
numeracy, early literacy, reading fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, numbers and operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, data analysis.
Monitor progress/regression of IEP goals for students in K-12 with severe cognitive
disabilities that qualify for PASA as well as
for special education student in grades 6-8.
Data is analyzed quarterly by special education case manager and interventions implemented to improve progress.
Monthly
Common Unit Assessments Grades K-5
All students; special education students based on IEP
Summative, Interim/
Benchmark
Standards-aligned assessment, benchmarked to determine concepts and
skills taught during the unit in for the core content areas: ELA, math, science and social studies.
To assess shared learning across all classes, provide data to inform decisions related to instructional practice, identify areas for
differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, possible strategies and interventions to
implement, make necessary modifications to curriculum, and to close gaps in student understandings.
End of Units of Study
PSSA
PASA
Math
Grades 3, 4, and 5
All students; special education students based on IEPELA
Grades 3, 4, and 5
All students; special education students based on IEPScience
Grades 4
All students; special education students based on IEP
Summative The PSSA is a standards-based, criterionreferenced assessment which provides
students, parents, educators and citizens
with an understanding of student and
school performance related to the
attainment of proficiency of the academic standards. The Science PSSA is
administered to 4th grade students only.
The PSSA and PASA state assessments can be used to assist teachers in identifying
students who may be in need of additional
educational opportunities, and school scores provide information to schools and districts
for curriculum and instruction improvement discussions and planning.
Spring