Assessment by Grade
Throughout the school year, students are tested for various reasons across all grade levels. Please take a moment to look over assessment given by grade level.
PALS- Child Development
This assessment reflects skills that are predictive of future reading success and measure name writing ability, upper and lower-case alphabet recognition, letter sound and beginning sound production, print and word awareness, rhyme awareness and nursery rhyme awareness.
The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS®) are comprised of measures to test fluency in the following areas: Initial Sounds, Letter Naming, Phoneme Segmentation, Nonsense Words, Oral Reading, Retelling, and Word Use.
DRA2 CD- 3rd
The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a diagnostic assessment that measures gains/differences in text level reading.
Grades 4-5 will be tested on science and social studies standards via the PASS test in May 2016.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests are electronically administered and scored. These achievement tests are designed to measure academic growth in reading, language usage, and math.
SC Ready- 3rd, 4th, & 5th
The SC Ready measures mastery of grade level achievement standards.
The Iowa Cognitive Abilities (CogAT) assesses student’s thinking/reasoning skills using verbal, numerical, and nonverbal communications/symbols and is used as the initial screening process for the Gifted and Talented program.