DISTRICT REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS
Content: Math and Writing
Dates: October, December, May
Format: Written assessment, Multiple Choice and Constructed Response
Purpose: The Interim assessments measure students’ achievement of key Essential Learning Goals and Common Core State Standards. It is designed to inform teachers’ instruction by assessing important learning goals throughout a grade level and measuring content in alignment with the district Scope and Sequence time frames. It also provides summative information at the end of the year.
Dates: August, October, December, February, May
Format: Computer assessment, Multiple choice questions
Purpose: STAR measures students’ performance on early literacy and reading comprehension skills. It is designed to assess students’ progress in literacy and informs teachers’ instruction by providing periodic estimates of growth and summative information.
STATE REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS
Dates: September, December (Kindergarten only), April
Format: One-on-one reading assessment
Purpose: The DRA2 provides teachers with information to help them determine each student’s independent and instructional reading levels and identify what the student needs to learn next. The assessment focuses on Oral Reading Fluency (the reader’s rate, accuracy, and expression) and Comprehension (oral and written).
Content: Reading, Writing, Math for (3rd-5th), Social Studies (4th), Science (5th)
Dates: March (R, W, M), April (SS, S)
Format: Written assessment, Multiple Choice and Constructed Response (R, W, M)
Computer assessment (SS, S)
Purpose: The TCAP is designed to determine the level at which students meet the Colorado Model Content Standards, which describe what students should know and be able to do at specific grade levels. This assessment gives a snapshot of where your child stands in relation to these educational standards. It also measures the progress of Colorado students over time.