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Monarch Assessment Schedule 2018-2019

 
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Assessment

Testing Window

Grade Level(s) Tested


Fall Testing Window Schedules


WIDA Screener

Completed the first 30 days of school

K-6


TS GOLD

First 60 days of school.

Observation/data collection for KEA Survey

K


NWEA

8/27 - 9/21

K-6


Dibels Next

8/27 - 9/21

K-6


CogAt

10/1 - 10/31

3rd grade or any grade if requested


Winter Testing Window Schedule


ACCESS for ELLs

1/14 - 2/15

K-6


Dibels Next

1/7 - 2/8

Read Plan Students


NWEA

1/7 - 2/8

K-6


Spring Testing Window Schedule


CMAS ELA/Math

4/8 - 4/26

3 - 6


DLM ELA/Math

4/8 - 4/26

3 - 6


CMAS Science & Soc. Studies

4/8 - 4/26

Science 5th, Soc. Studies 4th


CoALT Science/Soc. Studies

4/8 - 4/26

Science 5th, Soc. Studies 4th


Dibels Next

4/29 - 5/23

K-6


NWEA

4/29 - 5/23

K-6


 

Monarch Classical School of the Arts Assessment Table 2018-2019

Assessment

Required Federal State & District

Grade

Estimated Time for Testing

Assessment Window

Purpose of Assessment

How Results will be Used

Dibels Next

State

K-1

3 to 8 min sessions

Sept/Jan/May

Measures the early literacy and reading skills of students in K-6

The results will be used to identify students with reading difficulties and to target specific instructional support for these students.

CogAT

District Administered

3rd

50 min or less per section. There are a total of three sessions

Oct.

CogAT is used to measure students’ learned reasoning abilities in three areas: verbal, Nonverbal, and Quantitative.

The results are used to determine which students should engage in further testing to determine eligibility for gifted and talented services.

NWEA Map Growth Reading and MATH

School

K-6

60 min

Sep/Jan/May

The MAP Growth is used to measure a student’s performance and growth over time in both reading and math.

The results will be used for data-driven instruction, progress monitoring student achievement.

TS GOLD

State

K

Observational assessment that does not require instructional time to administer

First 60 days of the school year

TS GOLD is used to determine what students from birth to kindergarten can do, what they know, and what their strengths and interests are.

TS GOLD assessment scores are used to determine what students know and can do as they relate to objectives for development and learning. The results are also used educational accountability related to the Achievement Plan for Kids legislation.

WIDA Screener

Federal

K-6

Up to 1 hr 20 mins for grades 1-12 and 30 min for Kinder

On-going based on student start date

The WIDA screener is used to determine baseline proficiency for incoming English language learners in the areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

The results will be used to determine the student’s English language proficiency upon entry and placement into ELL services.

ACCESS for ELL’s

Federal

K-6

3 hrs for grades 1-12 and 1hr 30 min for Kinder

1/14-2/15

ACCESS 2.0 is a summative assessment that assesses English language proficiency in the domains of Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

The results are used to inform teachers of each student’s English proficiency level.

CMAS English Language Arts

State

3-6

Grades: 3-5 4.5 hrs

Grades 6-8: 5.5 hrs

4/9-4/26

CMAS ELA is a summative assessment that measures a student’s mastery of Colorado Academic Standards in Reading and Writing.

The results are used to inform the district, schools, teachers, and parents of student progress and student achievement.  The state uses the results for educational accountability.

CMAS Math

State

3-6

 

Grades 3-6: 3.5 hrs

Grades 6-8: 4.5 hrs

4/8-4/26

The CMAS Math is a summative assessment that measures a student’s mastery of Colorado Academic Standards in Mathematics.

The results are used to inform the district, schools, teachers, and parents of student progress and student achievement.  The state uses the results for educational accountability.

CMAS Science

State

5

4 hrs

4/8-4/26

CMAS Science is a summative assessment that measures a student’s mastery of Colorado Academic Standards in Science.

The results are used to inform the district, schools, teachers, and parents of student progress and student achievement.  The state uses the results for educational accountability.

CMAS Soc. Studies

State

4

4 hours

4/8-4/26

CMAS Soc. Studies is a summative assessment that measures a student’s mastery of Colorado Academic Standards in Soc. Studies.

The results are used to inform the district, schools, teachers, and parents of student progress and student achievement.  The state uses the results for educational accountability.

CoALT Science

State

5

1-2 hours depending on student’s independence level

4/8-4/26

The CoALT Science is a summative assessment that measures a student’s mastery towards Extended Evidence Outcomes.

The results will provide a performance level at which students with significant cognitive disabilities meet Extended Evidence Outcomes.

CoALT Soc. Studies

State

4

1-2 hours depending on student’s independence level

4/8-4/26

The CoALT Soc. Studies is a summative assessment that measures a student’s mastery towards Extended Evidence Outcomes.

The results will provide a performance level at which students with significant cognitive disabilities meet Extended Evidence Outcomes.

CoALT Science

Federal

3-6

15 min per testlet. There are 6-7 testlets per content area

4/8-4/26

DLM is a summative assessment designed to validly measure what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can do in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

The results are used to provide an academic measure of student achievement in Mathematics and Language Arts for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Testing Policy

Parent/Guardian Request for Exemption

A parent/guardian who wishes to exempt his or her child from a particular state assessment or assessments shall make this request in accordance with this policy’s accompanying regulation. 

In accordance with state law, the district shall not impose a negative consequence upon a student whose parent/guardian has requested an exemption from a state assessment or assessments.

This policy’s exemption process shall apply only to state assessments and shall not apply to district or classroom assessments. 

Pencil/Paper Testing Option

The district may determine that a specific school within the district will use pencil and paper to complete the computerized portions of a state assessment. Factors that will be considered in making this determination include: 

  • the technological capacity and resources of the particular school/classroom;

  • students’ previous experience with computerized and written assessments;

  • whether the instructional methodology of the particular school/classroom is consistent with the use of computerized assessments or written assessments; and

  • the logistics of administering the state assessment in different formats at a particular school or schools.

Prior to making this determination, the Superintendent or designee shall consult with the school principal(s) affected by this determination as well as parents/guardians of students enrolled in the district. 

For students with disabilities, the use of pencil and paper instead of a computer to complete a state assessment shall be determined by the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team or Section 504 team, in accordance with applicable law.