Assessment & Accountability

 

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Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): 

Fall: August 23-25       Winter: (see calendar)       Spring: (see calendar)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computer-adaptive assessment utilized to monitor student growth to inform and personalize instruction. 

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC): 

Math: April 5 & 6     ELA: April 20, 21, 22

The Smarter Balanced assessments (SBAC) are a key part of measuring student progress in grades 3-8 towards success in college and career. The computer-adaptive format and online administration of the assessments provide meaningful feedback that teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. The assessments are aligned with the Nevada Academic Content Standards in ELA and mathematics. Results from SBAC are included on the Nevada Report Card.  from doe.nv.gov

CLICK HERE for SBAC practice tests and tutorials

 

Science CRT: 

March 30, 2022

All Nevada public school students in 5th, 8th, and 10th grade must participate in the state Science accountability assessment. These computer-based tests are administered at schools in the spring and are based on the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science  from doe.nv.gov

CLICK HERE for science CRT practice tests and tutorials

 

 

English Language Proficiency Assessment (WIDA): 

Jan 24 - 31

The ESSA of 2015 requires that students identified as English Learners (EL) are annually assessed for English proficiency in the four domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing on English Language Proficiency Assessment. The WIDA Consortium provides Nevada’s English Proficiency Examination.  from doe.nv.gov

Nevada Dept. or Education WIDA Information

CLICK HERE for more WIDA information and resources

CLICK HERE for WIDA practice tests and tutorials

PSAT: 

November 30, 2021 

The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments offered by the College Board. Tightly aligned with both the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT, the PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students begin to transition to high school. The PSAT 8/9 will support all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. This test is a pressure-free way for students to start exploring their path to college and a future career.

 

In alignment with District Focus: 2024 goals, the test will be offered to students free of charge. Results from this test, along with middle school recommendations, may be used for 9th grade course enrollment.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): 

March 10, 2022

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also referred to as the Nation's Report Card, is a continuing and nationally representative assessment of student performance in several content areas including, but not limited to reading, mathematics, science, writing, and U.S. history.

NAEP is governed by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) and is administered by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) which is part of the U.S. Department of Education. Results are confidential and results are not reported in terms of individual students. Results are reported for the state or as part of the national results.
(from NV DOE website)

NAEP 2022 video

 

 

STAR Reading: 

Quarterly, and at ELA teachers' discretion

Star Reading Assessments are short tests that provide teachers with learning data. Star tests are computer adaptive, which means they adjust to each answer your child provides. Teachers analyze the data they get from Star Assessments to learn what students already know and what they are ready to learn next, to monitor student growth, and to determine which students may need additional help. Star Assessments are heavily researched and scientifically proven to help teachers guide each student on his or her unique path to mastery.

CLICK HERE for more information about STAR Reading assessments

 

Nevada Alternative Assessment (NAA) Testing

The NAA is the state assessment of alternate achievement standards. The assessment is administered to less than 1% of all students in Nevada who meet the strict criteria required in order to be assessed with the NAA. The NAA assesses student academic performance on Nevada Content Standards through direct observation of specific tasks. Each task is an indication of a specific academic skill that has been linked to grade level content. These observations are recorded as digital video-clips that are scored by the classroom teacher. Later, during a validation score session, a second scorer will view the digital video-clips and validate that the score provided by the classroom teacher is accurate. from doe.nv.gov