The following assessments are used at the district level in Chilhowee to measure student progress and growth:
STAR Math - Star Math, a leading computer-adaptive assessment for grades 1-12, identifies which skills and sub-skills students know, and which skills they’re ready to work on next. Maximizes instruction and practice with state-specific insights and resources to guide students on the optimal path to math proficiency. Given at least 3 times a year in grades K-6, and as needed for progress monitoring in grades 7 and up. Results are available for individual students on parent request.
STAR Reading - Star Reading, a leading computer-adaptive assessment for grades K–12, identifies which skills and sub-skills students know, and which skills they’re ready to work on next. Maximizes instruction and practice with state-specific insights and resources to guide students on the optimal path to reading proficiency. Given at least 3 times a year in grades K-6, and as needed for progress monitoring in grades 7 and up. Results are available for individual students on parent request.
DIBELS - The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. DIBELS are comprised of seven measures to function as indicators of phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency with connected text, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. DIBELS were designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in acquisition of basic early literacy skills in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties. The DIBELS assessments are given to students in grades K-6 three times a year as a benchmark. Monthly progress monitoring is given to students who require targeted interventions. Results are available by contacting Joy Luckhardt, Title I instructor.
The following assessments are state-mandated assessments:
MAP - The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards which are the educational standards in Missouri. The Grade-Level Assessment is a yearly standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. All students in grades 3-8 in Missouri will take the grade level assessment. English Language Arts and Mathematics are administered in all grades. Science is administered in grades 5 and 8. The MAP is administered April 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018. Results for individual students are available to parents in the fall. District assessment results are available to the general public at dese.mo.gov.
EOC - The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students' progress toward the Missouri Learning Standards, which are Missouri's content standards. End-of-Course assessments are taken when a student has received instruction on the Missouri Learning Standards for an assessment, regardless of grade level. For the 2017-2018 school year, all EOC assessments are available only online, unless a student's IEP indicates that a Braille, Large Print, or Paper/Pencil form is needed. Missouri's suite of available End-of-Course assessments includes: English II, Algebra I, Government, and Biology. Results for individual students are available to parents in the fall. District assessment results are available to the general public at dese.mo.gov.
ACT - The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning. The ACT is generally given to juniors.
ASVAB - The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. The ASVAB is generally given to sophomores.