The Danville Community School Corporation administers a variety of formative and summative assessments to measure student learning. While some assessments have been selected by DCSC to address a specific need, others are mandated by the State of Indiana. The data provided by these assessments help Danville schools to make informed instructional decisions as we strive to provide a high-quality educational experience at each of our schools.
Information on the following Indiana Statewide Assessments can be found here.
ILEARN measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the assessment given to Indiana students at the end of the school year (or at the end of a course) and assesses:
- English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8)
- Mathematics (Grades 3-8)
- Science (Grades 4 and 6)
- Social Studies (Grade 5)
- Biology (High School)
- U.S. Government – Optional (High School)
I AM measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana’s Content Connectors aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards. I AM is the summative assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and 10. It assesses:
- English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8 and 10)
- Mathematics (Grades 3-8 and 10)
- Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology)
- Social Studies (Grade 5)
The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment measures foundational reading standards to Grade 3 students each spring. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010) and "requires the evaluation of reading skills for students who are in grade three to ensure that all students can read proficiently before moving on to grade four."
Indiana provides a variety of assessments intended to support high school students and measure student progress. Some assessments may impact graduation requirements. More information regarding graduation requirements may be found on the Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE’s) Graduation Pathways webpage.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires state education agencies to establish and implement standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for English learners (Section 3113). In accordance with federal regulations, all states are required to:
- identify the languages other than English present in their student population;
- assess the language proficiency of students in order to place them in the appropriate language development program; and
- administer an annual assessment of English proficiency, which includes measuring a student’s oral language, reading, and writing skills in English.
The purpose of the English Language Proficiency Assessments is to determine a student's level of English proficiency. WIDA ACCESS is the English Language Proficiency Assessment administered in Indiana. The W-APT placement test (kindergarten) and the WIDA Screener (grades 1-12) function as a screener that is used for both initial and English Language (EL) program placement of students who are identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP). The annual assessment, ACCESS and Alternate Access, is administered to determine a student's current level of English proficiency. The annual assessment is also used for accountability purposes.
Information on additional assessments can be found by clicking on the links below.
The test is the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress. Known by one of two acronyms, either NWEA, for the test maker, or MAP, for the actual name, it's one of the most common standardized tests utilized by school districts. MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that students take three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. MAP Growth is used to measure a student’s performance level at different times of the school year and compute their academic growth.
mCLASS is a universal screener that measures the development of reading skills of all students in grades K-2 through two main assessments: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and the Text Reading Comprehension (TRC) assessments. Students are assessed on letter recognition, letter sounds, phonics, reading fluency, and reading comprehension.
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice K-12 assessment that measures reasoning skills with different types of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal questions. The CogAT is a group-administered aptitude test commonly given as an entrance exam into school's gifted programs.
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