5th-8th Grade Universal Assessments

5th - 8th Grade Protocol
 
NWEA-Map: A computerized test called NWEA-Map is administered by a testing proctor every fall and spring (winter is optional). The assessment is adaptive, meaning that each student receives a unique test of about 52 questions, built around the the student's answers.  For example, if a child answers a question correctly, the computer will give the child a more difficult question. If a child answers a question incorrectly, the computer will give the child an easier question. The computer assigns the child a RIT score based on the level where the child answered 50% of the question right and 50% wrong.
 
Benchmark Assessment System: Classroom teachers in grades 5 and 6 administer a reading record inventory of each child every fall and spring (winter is optional).  This assessment lasts approximately 10 minutes. Teachers listen to a child read and then teachers place each child in a reading level (A-Z) based on the child's fluency, comprehension, use of reading strategies, and accuracy at which they read various passages from leveled books.
 Fall  
 
 
 
 
Reading Record Inventory from the Benchmark Assessment System
 

 Winter    
 
 
 
 
 Reading Record Inventory from the Benchmark Assessment System
 Spring
 
 
 
 
Reading Record Inventory from the Benchmark Assessment System

WI Forward
State Test

WI Forward: In addition to ELA & math tests in grades 3-8. Every students in grades 4, 8 and 10 take additional tests in social studies and science in Apr-May of each year. The results of this assessment are usually received in July.

Decision Rules
If a child scores below the 25 percentile in reading on the NWEA-Map or receives a Basic or Minimal score on the WI Forward, the child may be recommended for further testing.
Decision Rules

Decision Rules

Decision Rules

Decision Rules

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