At WVCS we use several assessments to help pinpoint student learning needs. Most assessments are given three times a year (fall, winter, and spring). The purpose of all testing is to inform instruction and track each student’s academic progress as we partner with you in your child’s education.
- Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is given to students K-8 as a quick measure for grade-level reading skills.
- The Renaissance Star Assessment (grades 2-8) provides a zone of proximal development (ZPD) for your child’s reading level. Basically, the ZPD represents a book-level range just right for your child’s reading skills. Research has shown that students who read books in their ZPD level for at least 35 minutes a day maximize their literacy growth. See the Accelerated Reader page for more information.
- MAP Growth tests are given for math, reading, and language and are designed differently from than other assessments. This adaptive test is designed to discern what students know and what they don’t know, leaving teachers with the “sweet spot” for instruction—what each student is READY TO LEARN (RIT). MAP results are given in the form of RIT scores.
For more information about MAP Growth, check out the resources below:
Optional practice activities can be found at: https://studentresources.nwea.org/
- Username and password are the same: grow
- NWEA has excellent parent resources and information on the Family Toolkit page.
As we partner together, contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Wahlstrom if you have any questions or concerns.