Nearly all students in 1st - 8th grades take a pre test and post test in math and Englis language arts (ELA). This assists educators in tracking students' academic growth no where their proficiency level might be. Using growth measures helps individualize the instructional timelines for each of our students.
District Benchmark Assessments
Benchmark testing is an assessment given in grades 1st thru 8th grade. Benchmark testing is a summative quarterly assessment given to students to assess their learning at the end of each quarter, prior to report cards being issued. Benchmark testing is done in the areas of Reading, Math, and Science, with optional testing in the area of Writing/Grammar.
Crane Common Assessments
Ongoing assessment for learning allows students to know where they are in terms of mastering content and progressing towards full proficiency. Knowing where students are in terms of their conceptual understanding allows teachers to design enriching, interactive instruction at the correct level of difficulty and challenge for each of their students. These frequent assessments also help teachers refine instruction and prepare effective interventions for students who are struggling.