Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): This assessment is given three times a year in reading and math. This assessment measures student performance and growth individually and compared to like peers. We use this assessment to see how much students have learned from different time intervals such as fall to winter and winter to spring. We will mail home reports of this assessment. The scoring of this assessment ranges in the 100s and 200s.
Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA): This assessment is our most accurate measure of students’ reading ability. This assessment is generally given three times a year in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. It can be given in the upper grades depending upon a student’s skills. This assessment measures a student’s reading fluency and ultimately comprehension. The scoring starts with an “a” for introductory reading and then follows a range of 1 to 60 with designated grade-level bench marks. End of year goals are as follows: kindergarten = 4; first grade = 16; second grade = 30.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC): This is the vendor who creates our statewide assessments in reading and math for grades 3, 4, and 5. This assessment is used by the state of Nevada to determine student proficiency and growth. Each grade level is measured against their peers and this data is used to monitor and determine a school’s star rating. The star rating has been paused during the pandemic.