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Thimmig Elementary School 2020-2021 Assessment Overview

 

Assessment

Who Participates?

Purpose

Window Dates

Specific Dates

WIDA Screener

students new to 27J schools whose parents have identified that English is not the student’s primary language

To assist in the identification of students that qualify for English Language Development (ELD) programming.

N/A

first 30 days of school or within two weeks of a student’s enrollment  

FastBridge

Grades 2-5

To measure students’ proficiency of reading and math skills. 

8/19-10/2

12/8-1/22

4/27-5/21

Based on Grade Level Schedule

CogAT

all second grade students 

CogAT is a cognitive ability test that measures reasoning skills in order to identify students for qualification of Gifted and Talented Services and create a Talent Pool of students that could qualify for these services in the future. 

2/23-3/5

*dates subject to change

2/23-2/26


Make-ups 3/2-3/5

Common Assessments

Grades K-5

Content specific assessments of all core subjects that provide teachers an opportunity to track student progress towards proficiency of state standards and adjust instruction accordingly. CAs also prepare students for the rigor of state assessments. 

10/6-10/16

12/8-12/18

2/16-2/26

4/27-5/14

Based on Grade Level Schedule

ACCESS 

emerging bilingual students that are designated as NEP or LEP 

To measure students’ proficiency of the English language, including their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. 

1/12-2/5

TBD

CMAS ELA

all students

To measure students’ proficiency of english language arts standards. 

4/6-4/23

TBD

CMAS Math

all students

To measure students’ proficiency of math standards.

TBD

CMAS Science

8th grade students

To measure students' proficiency of science standards.

TBD

*All assessments are computer-based. *Administration dates are subject to change and will be updated as an assessment approaches.