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
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
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
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computer-adaptive assessment utilized to monitor student growth to inform and personalize instruction. MAP was officially adopted by the State Board of Education to assess Nevada students as a part of the Read by Grade Three (RBG3) program. SB 391, Nevada's Read by Grade 3 Act, became effective on July 1, 2015. This statute was designed to dramatically improve student achievement by ensuring that all students will be able to read proficiently by the end of the 3rd grade. CCSD administers MAP in grades 6-8 in science, reading, and math.from doe.nv.gov
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.
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