The progress of our children is monitored utilizing various forms of assessments. Formative assessments include quizzes, classwork assignments, homework assignments, and teacher observations. Summative assessments include unit tests and projects. In addition to these assessments, three times a year progress is monitored utilizing the I-Ready and STAR programs. These programs specifically pinpoint areas of strengths and weakness in reading and mathematics.
Annually, our students in grades 2-8 complete the standardized test, Iowa Assessment. The results of this assessment also enable us to determine how well our students are performing and in what areas they may need additional instruction.
By monitoring the progress of children, teachers are able to identify areas that require more intensive or alternate forms of instruction.