Assessment at Susquenita

Academic Assessment Information

The Susquenita School District uses a variety of assessment types to monitor both student mastery of standards and growth in achievement. Data from assessments allows teachers to adjust instruction to provide intervention or enrichment as appropriate. There are different types of assessment:

Summative Assessments: These assessments are administered at the end of a unit of instruction or at the end of a course. They measure student mastery of skills and standards.

Benchmark Assessments: These assessments measure student mastery and/or growth in achievement at specific intervals throughout the year. They are used to identify areas of need and to monitor that students are progressing toward mastery at an appropriate rate.

Diagnostic Assessments: These assessments identify what students already know and can do as well as areas of need. The results allow the teacher to identify an appropriate starting point for instruction. They may be repeated periodically to monitor student progress.

Formative Assessments: These assessments provide real time, ongoing feedback on student progress toward mastering skills and standards. These are frequently teacher-created assessments and can be formal tasks or informal questioning to gauge student understanding.