District Testing Profiles

Assessment Overview

Our district believes it is important to assess student learning in order to continuously improve results for students. To further this purpose, information gathered through the district’s assessment system is used to measure student learning essential to achievement of elementary grade level expectations and secondary course expectations; provide performance feedback to students, staff, and parents; inform effective instruction for all students; evaluate school performance; improve curriculum; and screen for handicapping and/or talented conditions. The district utilizes a variety of assessment procedures and measures to assess student performance including norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests as well as district-level and classroom-based performance assessments. The district believes that a variety of measures gives the most accurate picture of student performance.