Annual Assessment Information

2020 – 2021 Assessment Calendar 

Calendar Rationale:

  • Each of the following assessments is planned and timed in order to meet one or multiple of the following purposes:
    • Provide teachers with actionable data to help them meet the particular needs of each student 
    • Meet state and charter contract requirements 
    • Share our scope and sequence of assessments with all stakeholders (families, staff, MDE, board, etc.)

Assessment Table of Contents:

Assessment Overview for 2020-2021 (Adjustments for distance learning)

Assessments At-a-Glance

FASTbridge Assessments

 

State Testing: MCA/MTAS

 

English Language Development 

 

School-based Ready Classroom Mathematics:

 

School-based Literacy: 



Assessment Overview for 2020-2021

Assessments We Are Doing 

(State or Authorizer Mandated)

How would we give this assessment in a 

hybrid model?

How would we give this assessment in a distance learning model?

FAST earlyMath (K) & earlyReading (K/1)

*1:1 administration

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person


Online: 

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

FAST aMath & aReading (1st-8th)

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person


Online:  

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test



FAST CBM-R (1st-3rd) 

*1:1 administration

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person


Online: 

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

FAST AUTOReading (4th-8th)

(this test is taken on a device at the same time as aReading and does not require 1:1 administration)

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person


Online: 

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test 

Math, Reading, Science MCA/MTAS

State guidance

  • if we are in in-person or hybrid instruction, these will take place
  • If we are in distance learning, these will not take place

State guidance

  • if we are in in-person or hybrid instruction, these will take place
  • If we are in distance learning, these will not take place

ACCESS/Alt-ACCESS

State guidance

  • if we are in in-person or hybrid instruction, these will take place
  • If we are in distance learning, these will not take place

State guidance

  • if we are in in-person or hybrid instruction, these will take place
  • If we are in distance learning, these will not take place

WIDA Screener

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person


Online: TBD

TBD (JWN check with Douacha) 

MODEL/W-APT (*JWN ask Douacha which one)

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person


Online: TBD

TBD (JWN check with Douacha) 



Assessment Overview for 2020-2021

Assessments We Are Doing 

(Not State/Authorizer Mandated, 

but required by NECP)

How would we give this assessment in a 

hybrid model?

How would we give this assessment in a distance learning model?

iReady Math Diagnostic 

Hybrid At School:

Administer 1:1 in person


Online: 

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

Scheduled appointments at NECP to take test

Ready Classroom Mathematics Assessments:

  • Daily Exit Ticket or Check For Understanding
  • Weekly Comprehension Checks (one per lesson, approximately weekly, given online in iReady)
  • Unit Comprehension Checks (online in iReady)

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person


Online: 

K-8: teachers integrate synchronous or asynchronous Exit Tickets or CFU within math lessons, teachers can keep track of this data in whatever form works for them 


K/1: administer Comprehension Checks via Zoom (may need Support Teacher available to pull students to test 1:1) 


2nd-8th: Teacher assigns Comprehension Checks for students to complete in their iReady account

Online: 

K/1: administer Comprehension Checks via Zoom (may need Support Teacher available to pull students to test 1:1)


2nd-8th: Teacher assigns Comprehension Checks for students to complete in their iReady account

K Letter Names & Letter Sounds (ESGI)

*Do initial assessment of all Letter Names & Letter Sounds during virtual home visit


For subsequent monthly assessments: 


Hybrid At School:

Administer 1:1 in person


Online: 

Administer monthly during Friday 1:1 Zooms


*Can stop administration when students have mastered all letter names and sounds

*Do initial assessment of all Letter Names & Letter Sounds during virtual home visit


For subsequent monthly assessments: 

Administer monthly during Friday 1:1 Zooms 







*Can stop administration when students have mastered all letter names and sounds

K/1 High Frequency Words (ESGI)

Hybrid At School:

Administer 1:1 in person


Online: 

K: Administer weekly during Friday 1:1 Zooms 

1st: Administer once/unit during Friday 1:1 Zooms

K: Administer weekly during Friday 1:1 Zooms 


1st: Administer once/unit during Friday 1:1 Zooms

1st grade Weekly Phonics Check (ESGI) 

Hybrid At School:

Administer 1:1 in person


Online: 

Administer weekly during Friday 1:1 Zooms 

Administer weekly during Friday 1:1 Zooms 

Literacy Footprints Mini-Records (K-4)

*used to inform guided reading instruction, data is kept by individual teachers 

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person during guided reading 


Online: 

Administer during Zoom guided reading lessons

Administer during Zoom guided reading lessons

Quarterly Online Leveled Reading Assessment (K-4) 

*replacing F&P and Literacy Footprints Running Records for the 2020-2021 school year 

Hybrid At School: 

Administer quarterly in person (using a device)


Online: 

Administer quarterly online (screen sharing with student)

Administer quarterly online (screen sharing with student)

Reading Street Weekly Assessments (3rd/4th) 

*grade level teams norm on using Fresh Reads or Weekly Selection Tests (can change from week to week, but needs to be consistent between classes in the grade level) 

Hybrid at School:

Administer in person, can be pencil-paper or taken in SAVVAS on device  


Online:

Assign weekly in SAVVAS, students take assessment on device

Assign weekly in SAVVAS, students take assessment on device

Amplify Literacy Unit Assessments (5th-8th) 

Hybrid At School:

Administer in person via Amplify platform 


Online: 

Administer via Amplify platform

Administer via Amplify platform

K-4 BOY/MOY/EOY Writing Samples 

*In lieu of the writing interim, K-4 teachers select three informative writing samples to score on rubric and enter data (data entry TBD)

Hybrid At School: 

Collect BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples in person 


Online: 

Capture BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples from distance learning work (ex. students take a photo and post to LMS)  

Hybrid At School: 

Collect BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples in person 


Online: 

Capture BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples from distance learning work (ex. students take a photo and post to LMS)   

5-8 BOY/MOY/EOY Writing Samples

*In lieu of the writing interim, 5-8 teachers select three writing samples to score on a rubric

*Connect with Amplify trainer about how to best implement this within Amplify 

Hybrid At School: 

Collect BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples in person 


Online: 

Capture BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples from distance learning work (ex. students take a photo and post to LMS)  

Hybrid At School: 

Collect BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples in person 


Online: 

Capture BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples from distance learning work (ex. students take a photo and post to LMS)  




Assessment Overview for 2020-2021

Assessments We Are NOT Doing This Year

Why are we not doing this assessment? Will we do this in the future?

FAST SAEBRS

  • We do not have historical SAEBRS data
  • We may adopt a different SEL screening tool in the future
  • Mr. Zach (social worker/ADSIS behavior interventionist) will use teacher and Dean referrals to identify students in need of behavior intervention

PMJR (ELD Progress Monitoring) *JWN check with Douacha

 

Fountas & Pinnell BAS

  • BAS cannot be administered remotely. 
  • 1st-8th grade teachers can refer to the estimated guided reading levels generated by the FAST S2i report to inform guided reading instruction. 
  • K-4th grade teachers will also use ongoing mini-records and quarterly online assessments to track student progress and inform guided reading instruction.  
  • We will revisit our plan for BAS administration before the 2021-2022 school year.

Literacy Footprints Running Records (K-4)

  • Teachers will use ongoing mini-records and quarterly online assessments to inform guided reading instruction and track student progress. 
  • Returning teachers still have access to the Literacy Footprints Running Records materials and may use them if they would like. 
  • We will revisit our plan for Literacy Footprints Running Records before the 2021-2022 school year. 

Reading Street Unit Tests (3rd/4th) 

  • Only Reading Street weekly tests will be used this year. 
  • We will revisit our plan for Reading Street unit tests before the 2021-2022 school year. 

Writing Interim 

  • In lieu of the writing interim, teachers will pull BOY/MOY/EOY writing samples, score them using a rubric, and enter data (system TBD). 



Assessments At-a-Glance

 

BOY/Fall

MOY/Winter

EOY/Spring

Each Unit

Weekly

As Needed

earlyMath & earlyReading

X

X

X

     

aMath & aReading

X

X

X

     

CBM-R

X

X

X

     

AUTOReading

X

X

X

     

SAEBRS

X

X

X

     

Math, Reading, Science MCA/MTAS

   

X

     

ACCESS/Alt-ACCESS

 

X

       

WIDA Screener

X

       

X

MODEL/W-APT

X

       

X

PMJR

       

X

 

iReady Diagnostic

X

X

X

     

Ready Classroom Mathematics Assessments

     

X

X

X

F&P BAS

X

       

X

K LN & LS (ESGI)

X

       

X

K/1 HFW (ESGI)

     

X (1st)

X (Kinder)

 

1st Weekly Phonics Check (ESGI) 

       

X

 

Literacy Footprints Mini Records

         

X

Literacy Footprints Running Records 

         

X

Reading Street Weekly and Unit Assessments

     

X

X

 

Amplify Literacy 5-8 Grade Unit Assessments

     

X

 

X

Writing Interim

X

X

X

     





Formative Assessment for Teachers (FAST)

 

This table shows which assessments are used at which grade levels.

 

Kinder

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Six

Seventh

Eighth

earlyMath

X

               

earlyReading

X*

X*

             

aMath

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

aReading

 

X

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

CBM-R

 

X

X*

X*

         

AUTOReading

       

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

SAEBRS

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

  • Indicates FAST Track Reading Assessments.



FAST – aReading and aMath

Description of the Assessment

  • aReading and aMath are adaptive reading and math assessments administered grades 1-8
  • This is a nationally normed assessment. 
  • aReading is given in the same sitting as AUTOReading for grades 4-8.

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Used to show growth over the year and from year to year
  • Used to screen for our Multi-Tiered System of Support for interventions, etc.
  • Used in conjunction with CBM-R (2-3) and AUTOReading (4-8) to generate an estimated guided reading level
  • Required for our ADSIS program funding 
  • Required by charter school authorizer
  • Reports shared with families at Fall and Spring conferences

Where is the data stored?

  • All data from all Fastbridge assessments is stored within the Fastbridge website. 
  • All Fastbridge assessment data is synced with Power School Performance Matters data management system.

What are the grade-level benchmarks?

  • These can be found in the FASTbridge system.

What reports are available?

  • Reports are generated from and housed within the Fastbridge system.

When are these administered?

Windows

Fall

7/27/20 – 10/1/20

Winter

11/30/20 – 12/18/20

Spring

5/17/21 – 6/3/21


Link to detailed schedule for staff

How is it administered?

  • Individually on an device (whole class could test simultaneously or could do small groups)

How long does it take to administer?

  • ~20 – 60 minutes per student

Who administers the assessment?

  • Teachers of record are responsible for administering the assessment.
  • Special Education Coordinator is in charge of coordinating all small group and individual testing for students with IEPs if the Teacher of Record is not able to administer the assessment.
  • General education and English Language Development teachers can request small group or individual testing accommodations on a case by case basis using the Testing Small Group Accommodation google form. Requests must be submitted by the posted deadlines in order for the District Assessment Coordinator to schedule small group administration. If the request is not submitted by the deadline, the teacher will be responsible for administering the test.

Where to find the assessment?

  • All resources are found at www.fastbridge.org
    • Ask Joanna WN if you need a log in (staff only)



FAST – earlyMath and earlyReading

Description of the Assessment

  • 1:1 literacy and math assessments
  • earlyReading is administered for all kindergarten and first grade students
  • earlyMath is administered for all kindergarten students
  • This is a nationally normed assessment. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Used to show growth over the year and from year to year
  • Used to screen for our Multi-Tiered System of Support for interventions, etc.
    • Used to inform decision-making for Reading Corps qualification and placement 
  • earlyReading is used to generate Screening to Intervention report (s2i) which includes estimated guided reading and lexile levels 
  • Required for our ADSIS program funding 
  • Required by charter school authorizer
  • Required for Reading Well by Third Grade Dyslexia Screening 
  • Reports shared with families at Fall and Spring conferences

Where is the data stored?

  • All data from all Fastbridge assessments is stored within the Fastbridge website. 
  • All Fastbridge assessment data is synced with Power School Performance Matters data management system.

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • Link to earlyReading benchmarks
  • Link to earlyMath benchmarks

What reports are available?

  • Reports are generated from and housed within the Fastbridge system.

When are these administered?

Windows

Fall

9/14/20 – 10/1/20 (earlier window in fall 2020)

Winter

11/30/20 – 12/18/20

Spring

5/17/21 – 6/3/21

How is it administered?

  • One-on-one

How long does it take to administer?

  • ~7 min per test (~3-5 tests per subject)
  • ~20-30 min per student

Who administers the assessment?


(administration plan for 2020-2021 will be modified based on school model)

  • Academic Support Teachers administer this assessment during testing windows  
    • AST team coordinates 1:1 testing for K/1 students who attend Language Academy/WIN time during the Language Academy/WIN block 
    • AST team coordinate 1:1 for K/1 students who do not attend Language Academy/WIN time during other times of the day
      • The AST team does not teach their other groups for the first week of each FAST Window in order to complete 1:1 assessments. 

Where to find the assessment?

  • All resources are found at www.fastbridge.org
    • Ask Joanna WN if you need a log in (staff only)

 

FAST – Curriculum-Based Measurement Reading (CBM-R)

Description of the Assessment

  • 1:1 quick grade-level fluency assessment
  • Administered for all students grades 1-3 to calculate words read correctly per minute on a grade-level text.
  • Students read three grade-level passages and the score is the median of the three passages.
  • Used in conjunction with aReading to generate Screening to Intervention report (s2i) which includes estimated guided reading and lexile levels.
  • This is a nationally normed assessment. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Used to show growth over the year and from year to year
  • Used to screen for our Multi-Tiered System of Support for interventions, etc.
    • Used to inform decision-making for Reading Corps qualification and placement in 1st – 3rd grade 
  • Used in conjunction with aReading to generate an estimated guided reading level
  • Required for our ADSIS program funding 
  • Required by charter school authorizer
  • Required for Reading Well by Third Grade Dyslexia Screening 
  • Reports shared with families at Fall and Spring conferences
    • FAMILY REPORT? 

Where is the data stored?

  • All data from all Fastbridge assessments is stored within the Fastbridge website. 
  • All Fastbridge assessment data is synced with Power School Performance Matters data management system.

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • Link to CBM-R benchmarks

What reports are available?

  • Reports are generated from and housed within the Fastbridge system.

When are these administered?

Windows

Fall

9/14/20 – 10/1/20 (earlier window in fall 2020)

Winter

11/30/20 – 12/18/20

Spring

5/17/21 – 6/3/21

How is it administered?

  • One-on-one

How long does it take to administer?

  • ~5 min per test (3 one-minute passages)

Who administers the assessment?


(administration plan for 2020-2021 will be modified based on school model)

  • Academic Support Teachers administer this assessment during testing windows  
    • AST team coordinates 1:1 testing for K/1 students who attend Language Academy/WIN time during the Language Academy/WIN block 
    • AST team coordinate 1:1 for K/1 students who do not attend Language Academy/WIN time during other times of the day
      • The AST team does not teach their other groups for the first week of each FAST Window in order to complete 1:1 assessments. 

Where to find the assessment?

  • All resources are found at www.fastbridge.org
    • Ask Joanna WN if you need a log in (staff only)










FAST – AUTOReading

Description of the Assessment

  • AUTOReading is a grade-level specific assessment administered grades 4-8 that screens students for encoding, word identification and vocabulary in grade 4 and word identification, decoding, synonyms, and morphology in grades 5-8.
  • This is a nationally normed assessment. 
  • AUTOReading is given in the same sitting as aReading for grades 4-8.

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Used to screen for our Multi-Tiered System of Support for interventions, etc.
  • Used in conjunction with aReading (4-8) to generate Screening to Intervention report (s2i) which includes estimated guided reading and lexile levels.

Where is the data stored?

  • All data from all Fastbridge assessments is stored within the Fastbridge website. 
  • All Fastbridge assessment data is synced with Power School Performance Matters data management system.

What are the grade-level benchmarks?

  • Link to AUTOReading benchmarks

What reports are available?

  • Reports are generated from and housed within the Fastbridge system.

When are these administered?

Windows

Fall

9/14/20 – 10/1/20 (earlier window in Fall 2020)

Winter

11/30/20 – 12/18/20

Spring

5/17/21 – 6/3/21


Link to detailed schedule for staff

How is it administered?

  • Individually on an device (whole class could test simultaneously or could do small groups)

How long does it take to administer?

  • ~15 minutes in addition to aReading

Who administers the assessment?

  • Teachers of record are responsible for administering the assessment in the same sitting as aReading.
  • Special Education Coordinator is in charge of coordinating all small group and individual testing for students with IEPs if the Teacher of Record is not able to administer the assessment.
  • General education and English Language Development teachers can request small group or individual testing accommodations on a case by case basis using the Testing Small Group Accommodation google form. Requests must be submitted by the posted deadlines in order for the District Assessment Coordinator to schedule small group administration. If the request is not submitted by the deadline, the teacher will be responsible for administering the test.

Where to find the assessment?

  • All resources are found at www.fastbridge.org
    • Ask Joanna WN if you need a log in (staff only)



FAST – SAEBRS

*This assessment is paused for the 2020-2021 school year due to distance learning. 

Description of the Assessment

  • FAST SAEBRS is a 19-item computer-based rating scale of students’ social, academic, and emotional behaviors. 
  • Teachers complete assessment for all students K-8.

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Used to screen for our Multi-Tiered System of Support for interventions, etc.

Where is the data stored?

  • All data from all Fastbridge assessments is stored within the Fastbridge website. 
  • All Fastbridge assessment data is synced with Power School Performance Matters data management system.

What are the grade-level benchmarks?

  • Insert benchmarks used to determine if students are at risk.

What reports are available?

  • Reports are generated from and housed within the Fastbridge system.

When are these administered?

N/A for 2020-2021

How is it administered?

  • Teacher completes assessment in the FASTBridge system.

How long does it take to administer?

  • ~5 minutes per student; teacher completes this, not the student.

Who administers the assessment?

  • Teachers of record are responsible for administering the assessment.

Where to find the assessment?

  • All resources are found at www.fastbridge.org
    • Ask Joanna WN if you need a log in (staff only)



Ready Classroom Mathematics/iReady

iReady Diagnostic

Description of the Assessment

  • An adaptive assessment designed to provide teachers with actionable insight into student needs in mathematics.
  • All students K-8 take this assessment.

Purpose of the Assessment

  • To provide teachers with data to inform instruction and to place students into their individualized learning path in the iReady online system.

Where is the data stored?

  • Data is stored in the online iReady system.

What are the grade-level benchmarks?

  • These can be found from Ready Classroom Mathematics.

What reports are available?

  • Reports are generated from and housed within the online iReady system.

When are these administered?

Windows

Fall

7/29/20 – 10/1/20

Winter

11/30/20 – 12/18/20

Spring

5/17/21 – 6/3/21

How is it administered?

  • Individually on a device (whole class could test simultaneously or could do small groups)

How long does it take to administer?

  • 45-75 minutes, done in multiple sittings depending on student developmental needs during the year

Who administers the assessment?

  • Teachers of record are responsible for administering the assessment.
  • Special Education Coordinator is in charge of coordinating all small group and individual testing for students with IEPs if the Teacher of Record is not able to administer the assessment.
  • General education and English Language Development teachers can request small group or individual testing accommodations on a case by case basis using the Testing Small Group Accommodation google form. Requests must be submitted by the posted deadlines in order for the District Assessment Coordinator to schedule small group administration. If the request is not submitted by the deadline, the teacher will be responsible for administering the test.
  • Administration in the fall may be affected by distance learning contingency plans related to the global pandemic.

Where to find the assessment?

  • The assessment is available for staff on the online iReady system.




Ready Classroom Mathematics Assessments 

(includes Lesson Comprehension Checks and Unit Comprehension Checks) 

Description of the Assessment

  • Curriculum-based assessments embedded within Ready Classroom Mathematics. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Determine student mastery of math content being taught. 

Where is the data stored?

  • If assessments are administered on a device via iReady, data is stored in iReady.
  • Assessments are also available in pencil/paper. 

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • No nationally normed benchmarks. 
  • Students are expected to demonstrate at least 80% mastery.

What reports are available?

  • Multiple teacher reports are available in iReady Connect

When are these administered?

  • Lesson Comprehension Checks: at the end of each Ready Classroom lesson
    • Lessons are approximately 3-5 days
  • Unit Comprehension Checks: at end of each Ready Classroom Unit 
    • There are mid-unit and end-of-unit options; NECP students are required to take the end-of-unit Comprehension Checks

How is it administered?

  • Ideally, administered by assigning to students in their iReady account and students take assessment on their device with students showing work on scratch paper.
  • K/1 teachers may administer individually based on student developmental needs. 
  • Paper/pencil assessments are also an option. 

How long does it take to administer?

  • 10-45 minutes depending on grade level and content. 
  • Lesson Comprehension Checks are shorter than Unit Comprehension Checks 

Who administers the assessment?

  • Classroom teachers

Where to find the assessment?

  • iReady Connect (teachers have logins, ask Joanna WN if you need your login) 

Statewide Testing

MCA/MTAS: Math, Reading Science

Description and Purpose  of the Assessment

Purpose of the Assessment

To measure achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards

  • Mathematics: MCA or MTAS (grades 3-8, 11)
  • Science: MCA or MTAS (grades 5, 8, and once in high school)

Rationale and source of requirement: Minnesota Statutes 120B.30; ESEA 

Where is the data stored?

  • Data is stored within MDE’s system. Previous years’ data is also stored in PowerSchool Performance Matters.

What are the grade level benchmarks?

What reports are available?

  • Schools and families receive the Individual Student Reports (ISRs) in the fall before conferences

When are these administered?

Windows

Reading

4/19/21  -4/23/21

Math

4/26/21 – 4/30/21

Science

5/3/21 – 5/7/21

Make ups

MCA Math, Reading, all MTAS: 5/3/21 – 5/7/21

MCA science: 5/10/21 – 5/14/21

Math, Reading and all MTAS must by done by 5/7. MCA Science done by 5/14

How is it administered?

  • MCA: As a whole class and in small groups and 1:1
  • MTAS: 1:1
  • Done using the TestNav app on iPads an chromebooks
  • Training and resources found on PearsonAccess Next

How long does it take to administer?

  • MCA Reading: 2.5 hours (spread over 5 days)
  • MCA Math: 1.5 hours (spread over 5 days)
  • MCA Science: 2 hours spread over 2 days
  • MTAS Reading: 45-90 minutes
  • MTAS Math: 30-60 minutes
  • MTAS Science: 30-60 minutes

Who administers the assessment?

  • School staff

Where to find the assessment?

  • Information can be found on MDE’s website. Actual materials are found online in secure apps.



English Language Development

ACCESS/Alt-ACCESS

Description of the Assessment

  • ACCESS for ELLs (ACCESS) is the collective name for WIDA’s suite of summative English language proficiency assessments. ACCESS is taken annually by English language learners in Kindergarten through Grade 8

Purpose of the Assessment

  • To annually assess English language proficiency of all English learners 
  • Rationale: ESEA

What reports are available?

  • Families and schools will receive Individual Student Reports

When are these administered?

  • K 1:1 testing Start January 25 
  • 1st – 8th grade testing Feb 22 – March 11
  • Make ups March 14 – 19

How is it administered?

  • Done in 1:1, small group, and whole class settings depending on the part of the test/which test a student is taking

How long does it take to administer?

  • Listening up to 40 min
  • Reading up to 35 min
  • Speaking up to 30 min
  • Writing Tier A/B/C up to 65 min

Who administers the assessment?

  • School staff; EL certified staff

Where to find the assessment?



ELD Progress Monitoring: PMJR

Description of the Assessment

  •  

Purpose of the Assessment

  •  

Where is the data stored?

  •  

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  •  

What reports are available?

  •  

When are these administered?

  •  

How is it administered?

  •  

How long does it take to administer?

  •  

Who administers the assessment?

  •  

Where to find the assessment?

  •  

 

WIDA Screener

Description of the Assessment

  • 1st – 8th grade students

Purpose of the Assessment

  •  

Where is the data stored?

  •  

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  •  

What reports are available?

  •  

When are these administered?

  •  

How is it administered?

  •  

How long does it take to administer?

  •  

Who administers the assessment?

  •  

Where to find the assessment?

  •  



Month/Dates

Assessment 

How is it  administered?

How long does it take to administer?

Description & Where to find it

August 26- Sept 6



Second Language Screener

(K-8th)

K: Model

1-8: ACCESS screener

  • ELD teachers administer in 1:1 and small group settings
  • Speaking up to 15 min
  • Listening Steps 1 & 2 up to 30 min
  • Writing Part A up to 1 min
  • Writing Part B up to 25 min
  • Reading Steps 1 & 2 
    • Low up to 20 min
    • Med & high up to 25 min
 

MODEL/W-APT?

Description of the Assessment

  • Kindergarten only

Purpose of the Assessment

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Where is the data stored?

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Literacy

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System

*This assessment is paused for the 2020-2021 school year due to distance learning. 

*F&P has prohibited use of the BAS for remote use. 

Description of the Assessment

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Assesses fluency and comprehension to help you find a student’s instructional reading level

Where is the data stored?

  • School-created trackers

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • Benchmarks can be found here

What reports are available?

  • None, teachers have coded running record with notes on comprehension conversation

When are these administered?

  • NECP will not administer in the 2020-2021 school year

How is it administered?

  • 1:1

How long does it take to administer?

  • ~20 – 30 minutes per student

Who administers the assessment?

  • TBD

Where to find the assessment?

  • Each grade level will share a kit and there will be one F&P cart with levels A-Z available for supplementing
  • 1:1 literacy assessment that assesses fluency and comprehension to help you find a student’s instructional reading level

 

2020-2021 Leveled Reading Level Assessment for Hybrid/Distance Learning 

Description of the Assessment

  • For the 2020-2021 school year only, K-4 classroom teachers will administer this short, online leveled reading assessment. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Assess student’s instructional reading levels to ensure appropriate levels of text are being used for guided reading. 
  • Data used to norm final grades on report cards.
  • Communicated to families at conferences. 
  • Used as one data point when identifying students in need of intervention. 

Where is the data stored?

  • Teachers record on school-created tracker (LAURA ADD LINK) 
  • TBD: data entered in Performance Matters

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • Benchmarks can be found here

What reports are available?

  • TBD: Performance Matters reports 

When are these administered?


Quarter

Administration Window

1

9/28/20 – 10/12/20 

2

1/5/2021-1/21/2021

3

3/15/2021 – 4/1/2021

4

5/17/2021 – 6/3/2021

How is it administered?

  • 1:1
  • Can be administered in person using a device or remotely using screen share 

How long does it take to administer?

  • ~10 – 30 minutes per student

Who administers the assessment?

  • Classroom teachers 

Where to find the assessment?

 

Kindergarten Letter Names and Sounds (ESGI)

Description of the Assessment

  • Assesses a student’s knowledge of uppercase and lowercase letter names and sounds. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Assess early literacy skills. 
  • Data can be communicated with families for targeted practice at home. 

Where is the data stored?

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • There are no nationally normed benchmarks. 
  • Kindergarten students are expected to master automaticity with uppercase and lowercase letter names and sounds by October 19th.

What reports are available?

  • ESGI has multiple parent and teacher reports. 
  • ESGI also auto-generates flash cards to be sent home for practice. 

When are these administered?

  • Kindergarten teachers will administer at BOY and then repeat the assessment on a monthly basis. Students do not need to continue taking the assessment once they have mastered all of their letter names and sounds. 

How is it administered?

  • 1:1 using a laptop or iPad. 

How long does it take to administer?

  • Approximately 10-15 minutes/student.

Who administers the assessment?

  • Kindergarten classroom teachers. 

Where to find the assessment?



Kindergarten & First Grade High Frequency Words (ESGI)

Description of the Assessment

  • Assesses a student’s knowledge of high frequency words. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Assess early literacy skills. 
  • Data can be communicated with families for targeted practice at home. 

Where is the data stored?

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • There are no nationally normed benchmarks. 
  • Students are expected to master the high frequency words being taught in Tier 1 instruction. 

What reports are available?

  • ESGI has multiple parent and teacher reports. 
  • ESGI also auto-generates flash cards to be sent home for practice. 

When are these administered?

  • Kindergarten: Weekly
  • First Grade: At the end of each 6-week unit. 

How is it administered?

  • 1:1 using a laptop or iPad. 

How long does it take to administer?

  • Approximately 5-15 minutes/student, depending on the unit. 

Who administers the assessment?

  • Kindergarten and First grade classroom teachers. 

Where to find the assessment?

 

First Grade Weekly Phonics Check (ESGI)

Description of the Assessment

  • Assesses a student’s knowledge and application of Tier 1 phonics skills. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Assess early literacy skills. 
  • Data can be communicated with families for targeted practice at home. 

Where is the data stored?

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • There are no nationally normed benchmarks. 
  • Students are expected to master the phonics skills being taught in Tier 1 instruction. 

What reports are available?

  • ESGI has multiple parent and teacher reports. 
  • ESGI also auto-generates flash cards to be sent home for practice. 

When are these administered?

  • Weekly 

How is it administered?

  • 1:1 using a laptop or iPad. 

How long does it take to administer?

  • Approximately 5 minutes/student. 

Who administers the assessment?

  • First grade classroom teachers. 

Where to find the assessment?





K-4 Literacy Footprints Mini Records

Description of the Assessment

  • Formative assessment administered within a guided reading lesson. 

Purpose of the Assessment

  • To inform guided reading instruction and ensure students are reading an appropriate level of text during guided reading. 

Where is the data stored?

  • Teachers keep data using their own system (ex. Binder with mini-record recording sheet for each student). Data does not need to be entered in any database. 

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • N/A

What reports are available?

  • N/A

When are these administered?

  • During guided reading. 

How is it administered?

  • Teacher listens to a student’s oral reading and takes a short (10-20 words) running record, noting any miscue patterns to help inform next steps instruction. 

How long does it take to administer?

  • 1-3 minutes/student

Who administers the assessment?

  • Classroom teachers

Where to find the assessment?

  • LINK to folder with master copy of template




K-4 Literacy Footprints Running Records

*This assessment is paused for the 2020-2021 school year due to distance learning. 

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3/4 Reading Street Weekly and Unit Assessments

*Reading Street Unit Assessments are paused for the 2020-2021 school year due to distance learning. 

*Third and Fourth grade students will take Reading Street weekly assessments during distance learning. 

Description of the Assessment

  • Curriculum embedded assessments aligned to Reading Street curriculum.

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Assess student mastery of Reading Street content. 

Where is the data stored?

  • PowerTeacher Pro gradebooks

What are the grade level benchmarks?

  • There are no nationally normed benchmarks.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate at least 80% masters of the skills being taught weekly.

What reports are available?

  • Teachers could pull reports from PowerTeacher Pro gradebook if needed. 

When are these administered?

  • Weekly 

How is it administered?

  • Teacher assigns to student SAVVAS accounts; students take on device (using Reading Street textbook and scratch paper)
  • Also available as a pencil/paper assessment. 

How long does it take to administer?

  • 45-60 minutes 

Who administers the assessment?

  • Classroom teachers

Where to find the assessment?

  • Reading Street print curriculum materials or online in SAVVAS 

 

5th – 8th Grade Reading/Literacy Unit/Interim Assessments

Description of the Assessment

  • AmplifyELA unit assessments

Purpose of the Assessment

  • Assess mastery of grade level standards explored in each unit

Where is the data stored?

  • AmplifyELA online platform (which is linked to Google Classroom and Drive)

What are the grade level benchmarks?

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What reports are available?

  • AmplifyELA platform automatically generates reports showing overall score, as well as the following breakdown: key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas

When are these administered?

  • At the end of each unit (approximately one exam per quarter)

How is it administered?

  • AmplifyELA online platform

How long does it take to administer?

  • An hour class period maximum

Who administers the assessment?

  • Teacher

Where to find the assessment?

  • AmplifyELA online platform



Writing Interim

*This assessment is paused for the 2020-2021 school year due to distance learning. 

Description of the Assessment

  • Lucy Calkins on-demand writing prompt and rubric
  • (K-8th)

Purpose of the Assessment

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Where is the data stored?

  • TBD

What are the grade level benchmarks?

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What reports are available?

  • TBD

When are these administered?

  • Will not be administered during 2020-2021 school year

How is it administered?

  • Whole class in one 45-min period; can be done in small groups/1:1 to meet student accommodations

How long does it take to administer?

  • 45 minutes

Who administers the assessment?

  • Classroom teacher or teacher of record

Where to find the assessment?

  • This is found in the assessments folder or in the curricular resource Writing Pathways







Winter 2020-2021

 

FAST Decodable Words

FAST CBM-R

FAST aReading

FAST AutoReading

iReady Diagnostic

Kindergarten

X

n/a

n/a

n/a

X

1st grade

X

X

n/a

n/a

X

2nd grade

n/a

X

n/a

n/a

X

3rd grade

n/a

X

n/a

n/a

X

4th grade

n/a

X

X

X

X

5th grade

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

6th grade

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

7th grade

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

8th grade

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

X = required

n/a = not taking in Winter 2020-2021

 

Option for K-3 Literacy FAST:

  • December 7 – December 18th:  Laura goes into zoom classes and students are sent to breakout rooms.  About one class per 2 hour section; 1st grade with two times (CBM-R and Decodable).
    • Joanna S. could do in person during these two weeks
    • Kylie and Jenna doing their own kids they see
    • For students with IEP’s, Joanna S. will connect with Jenny and Maddie to come on to Zoom (or in person) to do the CBM during literacy.
  • Train co-teachers to do it.  Lead teachers lose their co-teacher while co-teacher does it.  Less reliable if more people are giving the test.

 

Options for 4-8 Literacy FAST:

  • Joe takes the sample test (hard to cheat).
  • During Kaylena and Michelle’s block, they proctor with several breakout rooms.  Michelle, Francisco and Joe proctor 3 small groups.  Kalyena, Joe and Francisco to do it on another day with 5-6.
  • 4th grade:  Jane O and Zach on a Wednesday to proctor with the teacher (Ashley, Jane O and Zach one Wednesday) and then the next Wednesday Mandy, Jane O and Zach.  4th grade tests one day the full two hour block (no math on that day).
  • Special Education teachers who push-in will proctor in a small group

 

Note:  4th grade has iPads and the live video feed goes off when they go to a different app

 

Questions for iReady diagnostic:

  • Share screen?  Wouldn’t work for co-teacher to click for them if they need to drag manipulatives.
  • Could it happen during live session in K-4?  

Description:

I did want to add that 4th grade may want to do the FAST CBM-R in the middle & end of the year to have a grade-level oral fluency assessment. We only discussed it briefly today and are going to check in about it further next week. Kylie sees about half of the 4th graders, so she would be able to test a big portion of the grade. Hanaan and Linda would also be very capable of doing the test if trained.

What if for the youngest students we have lots of support staff go on during a live session and divide the group of 12 in four groups (Lead teacher, co-teacher, and two other staff)?

 

11.10.20

Things to do:

  • Joanna WN: 
    • Draft the schedule for i-Ready in January
    • Draft schedule of FAST testing
      • Laura and 1:1s = December
      • Ask Joe and Laura preference: FAST aReading in January? One week math and reading like MCAs in January?
    • Draft training for i-Ready remote administration
    • Draft training for FAST remote administration
    • Draft staffing plan for proctoring
    • Order headphones



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