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STUDENT GROWTH & ACHIEVEMENT
Assessment is an integral part of a student’s educational experience. Assessments help answer two questions: How am I (are we) doing? How can I (we) do better? The primary goal of assessment is to improve student learning and Reed-Custer schools are committed to educating students to their highest level of academic performance. One way the school district supports sound decision-making for school improvement as well as planning for the needs of individual students is through the collection and analysis of assessment data.
Our schools employ a balanced assessment system which is the strategic use of assessment that informs decisions at the classroom, school, district, and state levels. A balanced assessment system is composed of formative, interim, and summative assessments:
Formative Assessment is an assessment process used by educators and students during instruction for the purposes of informing teaching and improving learning.
Interim Assessments are used by educators periodically throughout the school year for the purposes of predicting student success, evaluating ongoing programs, and informing teaching and improving learning.
Summative Assessments are used for the purpose of evaluating student, program, or school success at an end point in time.
The links below will provide you with additional information about assessments used in our district.