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Tests are effective ways to measure and understand your child's progress in learning.We work with our teachers, parents and staff to use this information to improve learning experiences and help your child succeed. 27J Schools use a variety of assessments at different grade levels to determine your child's progress.

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In 27J, we use different tests to see how students are doing in their learning journey. These tests happen in classrooms, across the whole district, and sometimes for the whole state. We use the test results to help students learn better.

There are three main types of tests: formative, interim, and summative

Formative Interim Summative
Formative tests give teachers information to help them teach better every day. They're like small quizzes or checks to see if students understand what they're learning. Interim tests help teachers see how much students are learning over time. The 27J Common Assessments are interim tests that show how well students are reaching their grade-level goals. Summative tests give an overall picture of what students have learned. These could be big tests at the end of a unit or even statewide tests.

We also use other tests to make sure students get the help they need. There are screening tests like Fastbridge aReading and aMath, which help spot where students might need extra support. Diagnostic tests help figure out specific areas where students need help. Progress monitoring tests help track how students are doing over time. All these tests together make up our Comprehensive Assessment System.

Types of Tests