The district conducts two different types of assessments. Formative assessments guide instruction by giving us a glimpse of the student's level of understanding of specific information. These include such assessments as DIBELS, GRADE, and QRI. Summative assessments give us the mastery of learning at various points in the learning and instructional continuum. These include MCAS and for some students SAT and AP assessments. The district maintains a calendar of these assessments keeping instructional time optimum.
State Mandated Assessment/MCAS
The state mandated MCAS assessments were conducted last spring. The results of these assessments and an explanation of the transition to the Next Generation MCAS are detailed in the presentation to school committee, which can be found on this page. The district will thoroughly review and analyze the results of these assessments and utilize the data compiled to further expand and refine instruction in district classrooms.