End of the Year ReflectionsFrench Creek 2010-11
Formative vs. Summative Formative assessments are on-going assessments, reviews, and observations in a classroom. Teachers use formative assessment to improve instructional methods and student feedback throughout the teaching and learning process. The results of formative assessments are used to modify and validate instruction. Summative assessments are typically used to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs and services at the end of an academic year or at a pre-determined time. The goal of summative assessments is to make a judgment of student competency after an instructional phase is complete Summative evaluations are used to determine if students have mastered specific competencies and to identify instructional areas that need additional attention. From http://fcit.usf.edu/assessment/basic/basica.html
Grade Level and Classroom Level DIBELS Data Combined PDF report Histograms- Distribution of scores for a single measure and assessment period by grade level Box Plots- Grade-level percentiles over time by measure Scatterplots- Relation between measures at two points in time Class List Reports- Scores, percentiles, and instructional recommendations for a single assessment period and class Class Progress Summary- Student scores for one class and measure, graphed over time
STAR Math Reports GrowthShows progress for a group of students over time. SummarySummarizes student test results for a specific date range. ScreeningGraphs students' placement above/below benchmarks based on STAR scores. DiagnosticPresents diagnostic information about an individual student’s math skills.