K-8 Assessment Schedule for the Burlington-Edison School District, 2017-18

State Annual Assessments

Assessment

Grades (Students)

District Testing Window

Format

Smarter Balanced – ELA

Grade 3 – 8 (All) – Begin with grade 3 and progress in order through 8.

*First two weeks in May (make ups until June 8)

Online

Smarter Balanced – Math

Grade 3 – 8 (All) – Begin with grade 3 and progress in order through 8.

*Last two weeks in May (make ups until June 8)

Online

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science

Grades 5 and 8 (All)

**April 24  (make ups until June 8)

Online

Classroom-Based Assessments – Social

Studies, the Arts, Health and PE

Grades 3-12 (All)

The Arts, Civics, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education assessed at all  grades taught, with at least one CBA completed by the end of the year for grades 5, 8 and 12

*The actual state assessment window is March 5 – June 8. **The actual state assessment window is April 16 – June 8.

District Interim Assessments

Assessment

Grades (Students)

Testing Window/Checkpoints

TS GOLD Literacy and Math

Preschool (All)

October

February

May

TS GOLD for WaKIDS Checkpoints

Kindergarten (All)

September

DRA – Reading – One sub day per window for classroom teachers.

Grades K-3 (K Feb/May only)

Aug/Sept (weeks 1-2)

Feb. (optional)

May (last 2 weeks)

MAP – Reading

Grades 4-8 (All)

September

January (optional)

May-June (finish prior to last week)

MAP – Math

Grades 1-8 (All)

September

January (optional)

May-June (finish prior to last week)

Smarter Balanced Interim

ELA and Math        

Grades 1-8 (optional)

Comprehensive and block assessments available Sept-June from WCAP portal

Program and Special Populations Assessments

Program

Assessment

Grades (Students)

District Testing Window

IEP

WA-AIM – ELA, Math and Science

Grades 3-8 (per IEP team)

October 1 (opens)

March 31 (closes)

HCP

CogAT –Screener

Grade 3 (All)

December

EL

WELPA –Placement

Kindergarten

Sept 5-Sept 18

Within 10 days of enrollment throughout the year.

EL

ELPA 21 Screener –Placement for new students

Grades 1-12 (EL)

Aug 30-Sept 14

Within 10 days of enrollment throughout the year.

EL

ELPA 21 –English Language Proficiency

Grades K-12 (EL)

February (TBD)

Foreign Language

STAMP – Spanish Language Proficiency

Grade 8 (competency based lang. credit for Spanish speakers)

January (site specific)

Assessments by Purpose

        Screening assessments – happen before the instructional process to make an early identification of a student’s strengths or weaknesses to allow classification, placement, or intervention.

        Diagnostic assessments – narrowly-focused tools used to identify needs and the causes of specific student weaknesses, with intent to guide or modify instruction or to design differentiated instruction.

        Formative assessments – a process used by students and teachers during instruction that provides timely and ongoing non-evaluative feedback to adjust instruction and learning.

        Progress monitoring – feedback characterized by frequent, repeated

use of a common tool to determine how well students are responding to instruction or a particular instructional intervention.

        Interim assessments – to evaluate students’ progress toward academic standards, these are less-frequent snapshots that can inform decisions at the classroom, school or district level.

        Summative assessments –tools to evaluate performance after the instructional process, these are used for grading and to guide policy.