What is the predicitve purpose of interim assessments?
The purpose of interim testing is to assess each student’s likelihood of meeting some criterion score on the end-of-year test and predict student performance. These assessments can also help teachers identify gaps in student understanding and instruction.
How often is this assessment given?
Administered in cycles throughout the school year
What kind of interim assessments are given to HISD students?
NWEA MAP Growth
MAP Reading Fluency
Credit By Exam (CBE)
This also includes chapter tests; extended essays; projects scored with a rubric.
How are summative assessments used to evaluate performance?
Summative assessments are used to determine the effectiveness of a course, program, or teacher. These assessments evaluate achievement or impact. Teachers/schools can use these assessments to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum and instruction, with improvements affecting students next year.
How often are these assessments given?
Summative Assessments are given once a year. Results are primarily used for the teacher's or school's use and may take time to be returned to the student/parent.
What kind of summative assessments are given in HISD?