What does “assessment” mean in KPS?
Assessment is the process of gathering evidence in order to document the learning and growth of each child. Teachers assess student performance every day, integrating assessment and instruction continually. It is this constant overlap between questioning, responding, observing, and evaluating student progress that determines further instructional needs. Assessments include universal screenings, informal and formal measures, and IAB assessments.
Why do we need assessments?
Assessments are important tools that help educators set standards, create instructional goals, motivate performance, provide feedback to students, evaluate progress, and communicate progress to others.
How do we use universal assessments and screens like STAR?
Universal assessments are used to inform teaching and learning. Diagnostic screenings are administered prior to instruction, and help teachers identify students who might benefit from extra support.