Assessment is a central component to the teaching and learning process at Eagle Academy. Data collected from assessments on curricular content help teachers plan instruction to meet individual student needs. Assessments help us track student progress and are an integral part of our intervention process.
Many different types of assessments are used at Eagle Academy. Each has a particular purpose and helps give a complete picture of a student's academic growth.
Benchmark assessments are administered to all students three times per year: September, January, and May. These assessments are used to track student growth across the school year and are used to make decisions about intervention placement. Benchmark assessments at Eagle Academy include AIMSweb and STAR Reading and Math.
PROGRESS MONITORING ASSESSMENTS
These assessments are used weekly to track student progress for a particular skill. Progress monitoring assessments are used whenever a student is included in an intervention to ensure that the student is making progress to meet a specific target. Intervention staff use the data to change the intervention when needed to help the student succeed.
Formative assessments are tests given in class that tell a teacher where a student is currently performing for a specific skill. Teachers use formative assessments to help them plan instruction based on students' needs.
Summative assessments are given at the end of a unit or end of the quarter. They measure which objectives a student has mastered. The Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) is a summative assessment measuring which standards a student has mastered over the course of the school year.