In the Lakewood School District, information about student learning and the performance of the school district is gathered from a variety of sources, including district and state assessments, and from the classroom teacher. Each piece provides a 'snapshot' of how well a child is doing. The more 'snapshots' that are gathered, the clearer the picture of performance becomes. A district-wide assessment program is in place, which is used to:
- Diagnose student learning on a day-to-day basis
- Evaluate programs
- Improve instructional decisions
- Determine student placement
- Respond to public accountability
Classroom Assessments Happen Daily
Assessment is a natural part of instruction. Teachers gather information on a daily basis both in formal and informal ways to guide instruction and make decisions about learning.
STAR Early Literacy, Reading, and Math
STAR assessments are computer-adaptive tests designed to offer accurate, reliable and valid data quickly to aid Teachers in making informed decisions regarding instruction and intervention. STAR assessments measure specific skills as well as overall early literacy, reading, and math ability.