Each child learns differently so we use computerized adaptive assessments that test differently, allowing teachers to see their students as individuals – each with their own base of knowledge. NWEA Measures of Academic Progress®
) tests present students with age-appropriate content across multiple grade-levels. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty. The result is a wealth of detailed information for teachers, parents and administrators in the form of an equal-interval RIT scale that allows for analysis of a child's learning. For educators, it means having timely information that, used well, can change the course of a student's school year — and life.
Students are given the district writing assessment at the end of the year before the final reporting period. The California Common Core State Standards for English/language arts establish the types of writing students should master at particular grade-levels.
English/language Arts Treasures Unit Assessments
Students are assessed in English/language arts every six-weeks in grades one through six. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures is the standards-aligned and board adopted curriculum used for English/language arts in the Solana Beach School District. The assessment results for units one, three, and five are reviewed district-wide to monitor and evaluate student progress. Additionally, the assessment results are evaluated quarterly so that adjustments in curriculum and instruction can be made during the year.