The term “quality assessments” includes a variety of methods to evaluate student learning. For example, a state assessment is given once a year and provides a snapshot of achievement. In contrast, day-to-day monitoring of learning using intentional tools and practices provides timely feedback to both students and parents/guardians.
In the WDMCS, we use quality assessments as an integral part of instruction. Assessments provide evidence of student learning aligned to targets and standards. They inform teachers, students, and parents around growth and progress toward or beyond learning targets and standards.
Balanced Assessment System
The WDMCS Balanced Assessment System provides a visual to support conversations and actions related to the intended use of a variety of assessment tools or evidences of student learning.