Holy Rosary School strives to provide a high quality academic environment for the students that attend our school. With that in mind, we assess the students on a regular basis to provide differentiated instruction. We work hard to meet the students where they are, providing what they need. Below are some of the assessments we use and how we use the data that is collected from those assessments.
Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading (STAR)
At Holy Rosary, we do STAR testing at least three times every school year. We begin the year with universal screeners for all students. One of the universal screeners we do for 2nd through 6th grade students is STAR testing. STAR means Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading. At Holy Rosary School we use STAR Reading and STAR Math. The STAR test is a CAT (Computer-Adaptive Test). A CAT tests a student’s skills in real-time, constantly adjusting the difficulty. The STAR Math test takes about 20 minutes and STAR reading test takes about 15 minutes. We use the results to inform our instruction, determine Title I groups, to inform curricular and other purchasing needs, and to help all students reach their God-given potential. The test is also used as an avenue for our 6th graders to be able to sit for the 7th grade honors math class.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
"Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) are K – 12 interim assessments that measure growth, project proficiency on high-stakes tests, and inform how educators differentiate instruction, evaluate programs, and structure curriculum.
Computer adaptive MAP assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts the student has acquired and what they’re ready to learn. MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level. Every item on a MAP assessment is anchored to a vertically aligned equal interval scale, called the RIT scale for Rasch UnIT—a stable measurement, like inches on a ruler, that covers all grades.
And because the measurement is reliable and accurate, RIT scores serve as an essential data point in a student’s learning plan; educators can see their precise learning level and respond accordingly."
From Northwest Evaluation Association's Website, www.nwea.org
Holy Rosary Catholic School
161 9th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 522-7781
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