Assessment of and for Student Learning

Overview:
Assessment informs students and stakeholders of progress and growth toward meeting the school's 21st century learning expectations. Assessment results are shared and discussed on a regular basis to improve student learning. Assessment results inform teachers about student achievement in order to adjust curriculum and instruction.

Indicators:
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Indicator 1:  The professional staff continuously employs a formal process to assess whole-school and individual student progress in achieving the school’s 21st century learning expectations based on specific and measurable criteria for success, such as school-wide analytic rubrics.

Indicator 2:   The school’s professional staff communicates:

  • individual student progress in achieving the school’s 21st century learning expectations to students and their families
  • the school’s progress in achieving the school’s 21st century learning expectations to the school community.

Indicator 3:  Professional staff collects, disaggregates, and analyzes data to identify and respond to inequities in student achievement.

Indicator 4:  Prior to each unit of study, teachers communicate to students the school’s applicable 21st century learning expectations and related unit-specific learning goals to be assessed.

Indicator 5:   Prior to summative assessments, teachers provide students with the corresponding rubrics.

Indicator 6:  In each unit of study, teachers employ a range of assessment strategies, including formative and summative assessments.

Indicator 7:  Teachers collaborate regularly in formal ways on the creation, analysis, and revision of formative and summative assessments, including common assessments.

Indicator 8:  Teachers provide specific, timely, and corrective feedback to ensure students revise and improve their work.

Indicator 9:  Teachers regularly use formative assessment to inform and adapt their instruction for the purpose of improving student learning.

Indicator 10:  Teachers and administrators, individually and collaboratively, examine a range of evidence of student learning for the purpose of revising curriculum and improving instructional practice, including all of the following:

  • student work
  • common course and common grade-level assessments
  • individual and school-wide progress in achieving the school’s 21st century learning expectations
  • standardized assessments
  • data from sending schools, receiving schools, and post-secondary institutions
  • survey data from current students and alumni.


Indicator 11:  Grading and reporting practices are regularly reviewed and revised to ensure alignment with the school’s core values and beliefs about learning.