ASSESSMENTS

Assesments are used to identify student mastery level and understanding in order to adjust individual instructional needs.

Types of Assessments

Curriculum, Understanding and Progress (CUP)
Type Lincoln teacher created, Computer and paper based
Frequency 4x/year in October, January, March and May
Purpose Identify student understanding of curriculum and ability to move forward
Use Ensures equality of curriculum taught in each classroom of a grade level
Grade Levels K-6

 

Dibels (State Required 1-3)
Type Teacher administered, written and oral
Frequency 3x/year in August, January and May
Purpose Measure student fluency, phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, vocabulary and comprehension
Use Determine individuals who need support, develop instructional groups, monitor student progress throughout the year. Students unable to demonstrate competency receive interventions between major assessments. 
Grade Levels K-6
Grade Level & Department
Type Teacher administered
Frequency Weekly
Purpose Measures progress on Lincoln’s identified learner-centered problem
Use Teachers create assessments to measure students’ ability to perform essential tasks within the learner-centered problem. Student grades are assessed until 80-85% of students demonstrate competency. Students unable to demonstrate competency are re-taught and assessed.
Grade Levels K-9

 

Guided Reading Assessment
Type Teacher administered
Frequency August and as needed
Purpose Measure student reading level
Use Identify students who need support, develop instructional groups, monitor progress throughout the year
Grade Levels K-6
Math & English Benchmark
Type Lincoln teacher created, Computer based
Frequency 3x/year in August, January and May
Purpose Identify baseline data and track ongoing student progress
Use Adjust instructional speed based on comprehension
Grade Levels 7-9

 

NWEA
Type Computer based, privately developed
Frequency Reading: August and January, Math: August
Purpose Measures linear progress from year to year and student level in subject compared to nationwide averages
Use Confirm math class placement, develop instructional groups, adjust instruction
Grade Levels 2-6

 

SAGE Interim
Type State generated, computer based
Frequency November/December, February/March
Purpose Measures proficiency of state standards
Use Adjust instruction based on identifying students who need additional support
Grade Levels 3-9

 

SAGE Summative
Type State generated, computer based
Frequency April/May
Purpose Measures proficiency and growth on state standards year to year
Use Identify areas to improve
Grade Levels 3-9

 

Spalding Phonogram and Spelling
Type Teacher administered, paper and pencil
Frequency Weekly
Purpose Measures student phonemic awareness and spelling ability
Use Adjust instruction, identify students in need of additional support
Grade Levels K-5

 

Teacher Daily Assessment
Type Teacher administered
Frequency Ongoing
Purpose Measure student understanding
Use Determine individuals who need extra help and determine students who are ready to move forward
Grade Levels K-9

Time Allocated for Assessments