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Kindergarten Assessments

Kindergarten:

Formative (Beginning and Middle of the Year): A formative assessment is a tool for evaluating student learning during teaching in order to gauge whether students are understanding the material at the time. It is a learning tool, not a final evaluation of mastery. Formative assessment helps instructors alter their approach to the concepts if students are struggling.

 

Beginning of Year

  • Letter Identification
  • Letter Sounds
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) – completed at the end of October
  • Number Counting
  • Number Recognition
  • Star Early Literacy Diagnostic Assessment

 

Mid Year

  • Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Benchmark Assessment
  • Number Counting
  • Number Recognition
  • Number Writing
  • Star Early Literacy Diagnostic Assessment

 

Summative (End of Year): They are used to determine if students have mastered specific competencies and to identify instructional areas that need additional attention. The goal of such summative assessments is to make a judgment of student competency – after an instructional phase is complete.

  • Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Benchmark Assessment
  • Number Writing
  • Star Early Literacy Diagnostic Assessment

 

Star Early Literacy:

Star Early Literacy is a short diagnostic test that provides teachers with learning data. Star tests are computer adaptive, which means they adjust to each answer your child provides. This helps teachers get the best data to help your child in the shortest amount of testing time (about one-third of the time other tests take).

Teachers analyze the data they get from Star Assessments to learn what students already know and what they are ready to learn next, to monitor student growth, and to determine which students may need additional help. Star Assessments are heavily researched and scientifically proven to help teachers guide each student on his or her unique path to mastery. By pinpointing exactly what your child knows, teachers can personalize your child’s practice to keep them growing.

       By: Renaissance