Providing educational supports for students and families. 

The elementary K-5 needs assessment was completed in May.  We used end of the year assessments to decide what our needs for the upcoming school year.  This data  provides information on student progress from the current year, as well as, providing guidance for instructional activities for the following school year.    

Assessments that were given and analyzed were: 

  • PAR (Grades K-1)
  • Fountas and PInnell Benchmarking (Grades 1-5)
  • AIMS web CBM and MAZE (Grades 3-5)
  • SRI  lexile scoring (Grades 3-5)
These assessments provide a variety of information that helps determine reading levels,  individual progress and deficiencies that students may be experiencing in their development as a reader. 

With this information we can approximate the levels of instructional reading levels.  This helps form guided reading groups to work on skills and strategies.  We see the benefits for this guided reading instruction as we can target and accelerate students reading at the instructional level for which they are reading.   This  allows for smaller groups and individualized instruction to hit core areas of reading strategies. 

We assess students throughout the year as needed.  We do not want to over assess students, but we feel the data collected helps drive our instruction to meet best practices in our day to day classroom activities. 

Our goal is to meet the needs of independent readers and to help them to gain skills that will make them successful as they progress through their elementary, middle and high school education.