Assessment OF Learning (Summative): Assessment OF Learning (Summative Assessments) are given at a point in time to measure and monitor student learning. They provide the feedback to educators, students, parents, and community members and are used to make adjustments in instructional programs, report student progress, identify and place students, and grade students.
Assessment FOR Learning (Formative): Assessment FOR Learning (Formative Assessment) is a process used by teachers and students as part of instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of core content. As assessment for learning, formative assessment practices provide students with clear learning targets, examples and models of strong and weak work, regular descriptive feedback, and the ability to self-assess, track learning, and set goals. (Adapted from Council of Chief State School Officers, FAST SCASS)
FAST reading is given in grades K-6 three times per year. It is given in the fall, winter, and spring.
ISASP (Iowa State Assessment of Student Progress) is given in the spring of each year to students in grades 3-11. ELA and mathematics are given to students in grades 3-11. The science assessment is given only in grades 5, 8, and 11.