Annual Washington State School Report Cards
Throughout the year, teachers use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools to monitor student progress and plan for instruction. Most often, the day to day monitoring of student progress within the classroom setting is the primary form of information gathering. However, teachers also use a range of more formal assessment tools to measure and assess progress. If you have questions about any of these tools, please contact Principal Sheryl Belt or Counselor Sharon Pratt.Washington State Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) Our 3rd and 4th grade students participate in State testing during the month of May. Third grade students are tested in reading and math, and fourth grade students are tested in reading, writing, and math. You can learn more about the MSP at http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/StateTesting/MSP.aspx
DRA2 - Developmental Reading Assessment
This formal assessment in administered to 1st-4th grade students individually by their teacher in the fall and spring. Kindergarten students take a shorter version of the assessment in the spring. This individual assessment can be given more often through the year if the teacher is in need of further information regarding the development of reading skills. This assessment assesses the ability of the student to read and comprehend information. As students progress in reading skills, this assessment requires students to write about their comprehension making this an assessment of both reading and writing skills.
This year the Bainbridge Island School District has piloted the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) in grades 1-10. This online assessment tool measures students progress over time and provides diagnostic information to teachers about areas of strength and weakness for individual students. This information helps teachers plan for the instructional needs of students as they progress through the year. At the elementary level, students participate in the reading and math MAP in the fall, winter, and spring. You can find information about the MAP at http://www.nwea.org/