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DISTRICT-MANDATED TESTS

BENCHMARK EXAMS

Literacy benchmark exams are district-developed, standards-based assessments for students in Grades 1-8. Mathematics benchmark exams are district-developed, standards-based assessments for students in Grades 1-7, and students enrolled in algebra and geometry. These exams assess students' understanding of content taught in each unit of study. Assessment results help determine supports needed to assist students in developing literacy and mathematics skills.

END-OF-COURSE EXAMS: GRADES 6-12

End-of-course exams are district-developed, standards-based assessments for students in the second semester of selected subjects in high school. Currently, these exams are part of the standard syllabus for Algebra 1-2; English 1, 2; English 3, 4; World History and Geography 1, 2; Biology 1,2; Chemistry 1,2; Geometry 1,2; and Intermediate Algebra 1,2.

End-of-course exams:

  • Establish effectiveness of curriculum in each subject.
  • Ensure course content is focused on state standards.
  • Establish common level of expected performance.
  • Ensure evaluation of student performance is consistent across classrooms and schools.
  • Help identify students who need additional help to meet graduation requirements.

WRITING AND READING ASSESSMENT PROFILE (WRAP): GRADES K-2

The WRAP is used as a reading screening assessment for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. It may also be used during the school year to monitor student progress and collect evidence of student growth.