How We Measure Learning

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Student learning is assessed on an on-going basis through formal and informal classroom assessment as well as annual standardized testing. Results from these measures of learning are shared with parents regularly and are also used to continually improve instruction. Assessment is used at Our Lady of the Snows School to help us ensure that each child is making progress to the very best of his or her ability and reaching their highest potential.

MAP GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Measures of Academic Progress® creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each student. Depending on how a student answers each question, the test adjusts in difficulty. This allows students with widely varying skill levels – from struggling to advanced – to take a test that is well-suited to their needs. Each test provides detailed teacher reports that show the skills students are proficient in and what they are ready to work on next.

RIT is a unit of measurement that uses individual item difficulty values to estimate student achievement. Similar to measuring height on a yard-stick, the RIT scale is used to measure how “tall” a student is on the curriculum scale and scores can be compared to tell how much growth a student has made. This score is independent of the age or grade of the student, and reflects the instructional level at which the student is currently performing.

RESULTS

SAMPLE TEST

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

MAP PARENT STRATEGIES

PARENT TOOLKIT

MAP TO KHAN ACADEMY

ACT GUIDE FOR PARENTS

ACT Aspire assessments are a standards-based system to monitor progress toward college readiness starting at 3rd Grade and connecting each grade level to the next.

ACT Aspire aligns with the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.

RESULTS

SAMPLE TEST ITEMS

PARENT OVERVIEW

ACT WRITING ASSESSMENT

  • Grades 3 and 6 – Reflective Narrative
  • Grades 4 and 7 – Analytical Expository
  • Grades 5 and 8 – Persuasive/Argumentative
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