Assessment
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2013-2014 Assessment Schedule


The Weld Re-4 School District uses multiple assessments to review student progress.  We have formal and informal methods of assessment in order to diagnose learning gaps, provide a "snapshot" of student learning, and provide staff with information needed in order to improve instruction or recommend interventions.  We strive to maintain a balance for students and staff while still complying with various legislation.  Please contact Amy Heinsma, Director of Instruction, at (970) 686-8028 or amy.heinsma@weldre4.k12.co.us if you have questions or concerns.

Assessment across the state will be changing over the next few years.  A general timeline is below.  Please note that this timeline could change.

2013-2014 State Required Assessments - 
DIBELS Next for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students to comply with READ Act
ACCESS for English Language Learners
TCAP for 3rd - 10th grade students in Reading, Writing, Math
Social Studies Online Assessments for 4th and 7th grades
Science Online Assessments for 5th and 8th grades
CoAlt for students with severe disabilities
ACT for 11th grade students
Benchmark Testing to comply with Accountability Requirements

2014-2015 State Required Assessments -   Assessments listed in green are part of the Colorado Summative system and will be called CMAS - Colorado Measures of Academic Success.
DIBELS Next for K-3 students to comply with READ Act
ACCESS for English Language Learners
New PARCC English Language Arts and Math Assessment Online 
Social Studies Online Assessments for 4th, 7th and 12th grades
Science Online Assessments for 5th, 8th, and 12th grades

CoAlt for students with severe disabilities
ACT for 11th grade students
Benchmark Testing to comply with Accountability Requirements

Want to see what an online test looks like?  Practice tests (ePats) for science and social studies are available here:   Practice Tests



   
Getting Ready for Online Assessments.pdf


What is PARCC?

Cognitive Rigor Matrix and Depth of Knowledge Resources

Colorado Growth Model Basics - Powerpoint

Assessment Overview Spring 2013

Assessment Glossary


Acuity:
Acuity Website
Acuity at Home Website


AIMSweb:
AIMSweb Website
Accommodations
Probes and Scoring
Progress Monitoring


Alpine
Alpine Achievement Website
Alpine Screenshots

Assessment/Intervention Forms:
Weld RE-4 Assessment/Intervention Form
Weld RE-4 Assessment/Intervention Form-Spanish

DIBELS Next Resources
DIBELS Next/Burst Website (AKA mClass)
DIBELS Assessment Link (AKA) mClass
DIBELS Cut Scores
Quick Tips for DIBELS Training with iPads
Viewing and Printing DIBELS Next Scores.docx
Implementation Roadmap
Big Ideas Continuum DNext


District Writing Assessment
Kindergarten Rubric
Examples: Below Grade Level / Approaching Grade Level/At Grade Level /Above Grade Level
1st Grade Rubric
     Examples: Below Grade Level/Approaching Grade Level/At Grade Level/Above Grade Level
2nd Grade Rubric
Examples:  Below Grade Level/Approaching Grade Level/At Grade Level/Above Grade Level
3rd Grade Rubric
     Examples:  Below Grade Level/Approaching Grade Level/At Grade Level/Above Grade Level
4th Grade Rubric
     Examples:  Below Grade Level/Approaching Grade Level/At Grade Level/Above Grade Level
5th Grade Rubric
     Examples:  Below Grade Level/Approaching Grade Level/At Grade Level/Above Grade Level


Pearson Access:
CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success: Science and Social Studies)
PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)



TCAP Administration Resources:
2013-14 Accommodation Manual Final 2.0.pdf
2013-2014 Procedures Manual
2014 TCAP Proctor's Manual Grade 3 Reading.pdf
2014 TCAP Proctor's Manual Grade 3 and 4.pdf
2014 TCAP Proctor's Manual Grades 5 and 6.pdf
2014 TCAP Proctor's Manual Grades 7 and 8.pdf
2014 TCAP Proctor's Manual Grades 9 and 10.pdf


TCAP Scoring Resources:
TCAP Short Constructed Response Rubric
TCAP Extended Constructed Response Rubric

TCAP Accomodations Student Report