English Language Arts Assessment
Assessment Name Time of Administration Grade Levels Purpose NWEA Map Growth Fall, Winter, Spring K-12 For K students, this assessment will monitor student growth and parent conference. Grs 1-12, this assessment provides placement information, zone of proximal growth (standards and eligible content), predictive data for PSSA, and tools for student grouping based on performance. DIBELS Fall, Winter, Spring K-5 This screener is used to assess the acquisition of early literacy skills and progress monitor the development of foundational skills.
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Throughout the school year 3-10 These assessments are used to determine whether students have mastered the standards in a specific curricular unit. The data allows teachers to highlight which standards and concepts students grasped and which may require additional attention. PSSA Spring 3-8 This state assessment is a standardized assessment that is designed to measure a student’s level of proficiency on key grade-level standards. It is developed by the of Pennsylvania Department of Education. Keystone Literature Exam Winter and Spring High School The Keystone Exam is a standardized assessment administered to the public schools of Pennsylvania. The test has been developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Meeting or exceeding proficiency on the exam is a graduation requirement.