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Assessment

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2016-2017 Testing Calendar

In order to monitor student progress and achievement, the Ravenna School District uses a variety of assessment instruments. Some of these assessments are mandated state-wide assessments, such as the Ohio diagnostic assessments, Ohio Achievement Assessments and the Ohio Graduation Tests, and some are locally determined, such as the DIBELS literacy assessments and the Stanford Achievement Test and the Otis Lennon School Ability Test. A brief explanation of the some of the primary assessments administered to our students is listed below. Descriptions of Ohio required assessments were obtained from the Ohio Department of Education. This list does not include classroom assessments.

ACT/SAT/AP Exams

These are exams administered to high school students as appropriate for college placement and credit.

Ages and Stages Questionnaire

This is one of the reporting requirements for preschoolers with disabilities and is a questionnaire completed with parents to monitor a child’s progress in the area of social-emotional and behavioral domains.

Alternate Assessments for Students with Disabilities

A non-test method that documents access to grade-level content standards by students with significant cognitive disabilities at an alternate standard of achievement

Diagnostic Assessments

The primary purpose of Ohio's diagnostic assessments, which are aligned to the Ohio's academic content standards, is to provide a tool for teachers in checking the progress of their students toward meeting the standards, particularly at grade-level indicators. These are administered in grades kindergarten through grade three.

DIBELS

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills assessments are used in our district for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. DIBELS is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.

Get it, Got it, Go!

Get It, Got It, Go! (GGG) is a quick, efficient and repeatable tool that is useful in measuring children’s risk and progress in critical language and early literacy indicators. These individual growth and development indicators are: picture naming, rhyming and alliteration.This assessment is a required state measure for preschoolers.

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Information derived from the Ohio Department of Education’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy tool is designed to help teachers identify early reading skills

Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA)

Required assessments that measure students on what they know and are able to do in mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing, with administration to students spread out from third to eighth grade (replace Ohio’s proficiency tests)

Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)

Assessments aligned to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing that students in high school must take to demonstrate proficiency before graduation from high school. Students take this test for the first time in grade 10, and will have multiple opportunities to take the tests.

OTELA

Information on the Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA), is used to measure English language proficiency of K-12 Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.

Stanford Achievement Test and Otis Lennon School Ability Test

These tests are administered in the second and sixth grades to measure student achievement and ability against national norms. These test results are used for screening students for the gifted and talented program.