Assessment

Students, teachers, parents, and building leaders are constantly looking at assessment opportunities to monitor student learning.  The ongoing feedback helps students improve their learning and teachers improve their instruction.  Most assessment that a student sees in their school career is formative assessment. Simply put, formative assessments inform learning.  These are conferring with a teacher, exit slips, a response on a thinking map, or a "check up" on their learning; these opportunities occur often throughout a day and are simply a part of the great instruction at Twain. 

The goal of summative assessments is to evaluate student learning.  This might be an end of a unit test, a final writing paper, or a state mandated test.  These are also able to guide parents, teachers, and building leaders in understanding next steps in instruction.  

Please see the attached document for a list of state and district required assessments:  Assessment Calendar