Assessment plays a critical role in our
instructional model known as the teaching & learning cycle. This cycle is based upon national research, and is known in our district as “WHHW.”
What do we want students to know?
How will we teach it?
How will we assess it?
What do we do if students didn’t learn it or already knew it?
Our vision for assessment is to provide students, families, & teachers with timely, actionable data & tools to support & improve effective instruction and provide meaningful performance reporting on the Colorado Academic Standards.
- A balanced assessment system values formative, interim, and summative data.
- The right tools and systems allow teachers and students to engage in assessment AS learning.
- We will avoid unnecessary duplication and over-testing of students.
- A balanced assessment system ensures the timely return of data from formative and interim assessments.
- A balanced assessment system ensures that students engage with a wide variety of rich assessment tasks and questions aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards.
- Students, teachers, and parents must understand student assessment data, set goals, and monitor progress toward those goals.
If you have further questions about this year's assessments, please do not hesitate to contact your school principal, Simone Richardson for Elementary, or Jacob Pingel for Secondary.