Measures of Academic Progress
Each child learns differently so we use computerized adaptive assessments that test differently, allowing teachers to see their students as individuals – each with their own base of knowledge. NWEA Measures of Academic Progress®
) tests present students with age-appropriate content across multiple grade-levels. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty. The result is a wealth of detailed information for teachers, parents and administrators in the form of an equal-interval RIT scale that allows for analysis of a child's learning. For educators, it means having timely information that, used well, can change the course of a student's school year — and life.
District Writing Assessment
Students are given the district writing assessment at the end of the year before the final reporting period. The California Common Core State Standards for English/language arts establish the types of writing students should master at particular grade-levels.
English/language Arts Treasures Unit Assessments
Students are assessed in English/language arts every six-weeks in grades one through six. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures is the standards-aligned and board adopted curriculum used for English/language arts in the Solana Beach School District. The assessment results for units one, three, and five are reviewed district-wide to monitor and evaluate student progress. Additionally, the assessment results are evaluated quarterly so that adjustments in curriculum and instruction can be made during the year.