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Standardized Assessment

(Required for All VISD Students)

Standardized Assessment by Grade Level

Grade Level

Assessments

Annual Student Assessment Work Time*

Approximate Time of the Year

Kindergarten

CogAT Screener for about 30% of the students (30 min)

DIBELS (2 min)

WaKIDS (teacher observations during Sept. and Oct.)

32 minutes

CogAT--February/early March

DIBELS--September, January, May/June

WaKIDS--September and October

1st Grade

DIBELS (5 min)

5 minutes

September

2nd Grade

DIBELS (5 min)

5 minutes

September

3rd Grade

DIBELS (4 min)

FastBridge aReading, aMath (50 minutes, 3 times/yr)

Smarter Balanced ELA (3.5 hrs)

Smarter Balanced math (2.5 hrs)

8 hours, 34 minutes

DIBELS--September

Fastbridge--September, January, May/June

SBA--May

4th Grade

DIBELS (3 min)

FastBridge aReading, aMath (50 minutes, 3 times/yr)

Smarter Balanced ELA (3.5 hrs)

Smarter Balanced math (2.5 hrs)

8 hours, 33 minutes

DIBELS--September

Fastbridge--September, January, May/June

SBA--May

5th Grade

DIBELS (3 min)

FastBridge aReading, aMath (50 minutes, 3 times/yr)

Smarter Balanced ELA (3.5 hrs)

Smarter Balanced math (2.5 hrs)

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (1 hr, 50 min)

10 hrs, 23 minutes

DIBELS--September

Fastbridge--September, January, May/June

SBA--Late April/May

WCAS--May/June

6th Grade

Smarter Balanced ELA (3.5 hrs)

Smarter Balanced math (3 hrs)

6.5 hours

May

7th Grade

Smarter Balanced ELA (3.5 hrs)

Smarter Balanced math (3 hrs)

6.5 hours

May

8th Grade

Smarter Balanced ELA (3.5 hrs)

Smarter Balanced math (3 hrs)

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (1 hr 50 min)

8 hours, 20 minutes

SBA--May

WCAS--May

9th Grade

No required testing

10th Grade

Smarter Balanced ELA (4 hrs)

Smarter Balanced math (3.5 hrs)

7.5 hours

May

11th Grade

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (2 hrs)

2 hours

May/early June

*Students who receive targeted support services take additional assessments (winter and spring) to monitor their progress towards individual learning goals.

Assessment Detail

Chautauqua Elementary School

Assessment

Grade Levels

Purpose

Components

Administration

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

K through 5

Used as a screener to help determine whether students need additional support in reading.

Up to 5 short oral activities depending on the grade level

Administered in the fall only (students targeted for reading assistance complete it 2 additional times: winter and spring for progress monitoring); takes 1 to 5 minutes to administer

Cognitive Abilities Test Screener (CogAT Screener)

K and new students in 1-5

Used to help determine whether a student needs highly capable services.

3 sets of questions (Verbal/Picture Analogies, Number Analogies, Figure Matrices)

administered orally in the primary grades

Administered 1 time: 30 minutes in one day

FastBridge aMath

3 through 5

Used as a screener to help determine whether students need additional support in math.

computer adaptive test with 30 questions

20 to 30 minutes, 3 times/year

FastBridge aReading

3 through 5

Used as a screener to help determine whether students need additional support in reading.

computer adaptive test with 30 questions

15 to 30 minutes, 3 times/year

Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA)

3 through 5

To determine how well students have mastered the state learning standards in reading and writing. The results are also used to meet federal accountability standards.

computer adaptive test (CAT); performance task (PT)

Administered in the springtime. CAT: approximately 90 minutes on a single day;

PT: approximately 2 hours on a single day

(Total over 2 or  3 days: 3.5 hours)

Smarter Balanced Mathematics

3 through 5

To determine how well students have mastered the state learning standards in mathematics.The results are also used to meet state and federal accountability standards.

computer adaptive test (CAT); performance task (PT)

Administered in the springtime. CAT: approximately 90 minutes on a single day; PT: approximately 1 hour on a single day (Total over 2 or 3 days: 2.5 hours)

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)

5

To determine how well students have mastered state learning standards in science. The results are also used to meet state and federal accountability standards.

online; multiple choice, fill in and short response

1 hour and 10 minutes in a single day

McMurray Middle School

Assessment

Grade Levels

Purpose

Components

Administration

Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA)

6 through 8

To determine how well students have mastered the state learning standards in reading and writing. The results are also used to meet state and federal accountability standards.

computer adaptive test (CAT); performance task (PT)

Administered in the springtime. CAT: approximately 90 minutes on a single day; PT: approximately 2 hours on a single day

(Total over 2 or  3 days: 3.5 hours)

Smarter Balanced Mathematics

6 through 8

To determine how well students have mastered the state learning standards in mathematics.The results are also used to meet state and federal accountability standards.

computer adaptive test (CAT); performance task (PT)

Administered in the springtime. CAT: approximately 2 hours on a single day;

PT: approximately 1 hour on a single day (Total over 2 or 3 days: 3 hours)

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)

8

To determine how well students have mastered state learning standards in science. The results are also used to meet state and federal accountability standards.

online; multiple choice, fill in and short response

Administered in the springtime. 1 hour, 50 minutes on a single day

Vashon Island High School

Assessment

Grade Levels

Purpose

Components

Administration

Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA)

10

To determine how well students have mastered the state learning standards in English language arts. The results are also used to meet state and federal accountability standards. Will be required for graduation for the class of 2019 and beyond.

computer adaptive test (CAT); performance task (PT)

Administered in the springtime. CAT: approximately 2 hours on a single day; PT: approximately 2 hours on a single day

(Total over 2 or  3 days: 4 hours)

Smarter Balanced Mathematics

10

To determine how well students have mastered the state learning standards in mathematics.The results are also used to meet state and federal accountability standards. Will be required for graduation for the class of 2019 and beyond.

computer adaptive test (CAT); performance task (PT)

Administered in the springtime. CAT: approximately 2 hours on a single day;

PT: approximately 90 minutes on a single day (Total over 2 or 3 days: 3.5 hours)

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)

11

To determine how well students have mastered the state learning standards in science. The results are also used to meet federal accountability standards.

Graduation requirement for the class of 2021 and beyond.

online; multiple choice, fill in and short response

approximately 2 hours on a single day

FamilyLink and StudentLink

Students enrolled in the Link programs also participate in state testing. Both Link programs must meet federal accountability requirements.