Elementary District or School Reading Assessment Plan
Paper details Obtain and review a copy of your district or school reading assessment plan. In a 750-1,000-word summary: Describe district and state assessment frameworks that identify proficiency standards (district or state standards), and student grade level benchmarks. Provide an outline of the district or school reading assessment plan including the strengths and limitations of the plan. Compare and contrast the plan to the recommendations found in the Spear-Swerling and Cheesman article. Here is my school’s reading assessment plan. Assessment Plan: K-3 reading: DIBELS 2-5 reading: MAP 3-5 reading: CMAS 2-5 math: MAP 3-5 math: CMAS K-5 math: math screener (only as a formative assessment – not benchmark) You should point out that MAP is not a proficiency assessment. It is adaptive and used to measure student progress as compared to other students in each grade level nation-wide. The math screener is a formative assessment used by the school and is not sanctioned by the district or state. We use it to inform instruction and measure progress on basic number sense skills. DIBELS is a state-approved test that is used to measure basic reading skills in K-3. It also monitors READ plan students and determines when students are eligible to go on or off a READ plan. CMAS is a state-required summative assessment for 3-5.