Universal Reading and Math
EPS is using a K-12 universal assessment tool for reading and math beginning in the 2017-18 school year. The purpose of the universal screen assessment is to help identify student learning needs, monitor growth throughout the year, and provide teachers with information on the effectiveness of core instruction. While i-Ready will be our universal screener, it’s important for us to remember that there is no one assessment or tool that will meet the needs of all teachers and students.
i-Ready Reading and Math assessments replace the EIRA, CMA, and DRA2 as mandated district assessments, and provide us with a common digital assessment platform for K-12 students that includes adaptive skill practice for students, based on their results. Assessments will be given four times the first year and three times per year in subsequent years.
Built for the Common Core, i-Ready combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instructional resources in a single online product that saves teachers time.
- Adaptive Growth Measure & Diagnostic - A single K–12 adaptive diagnostic for reading and mathematics that pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level. Ongoing progress monitoring shows whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.
- Teacher-Led Instruction - Provides additional downloadable lessons to help meet individual student or small group needs.
- Student Instruction & Practice - Provides personalized student instruction and practice targeted to students’ unique areas of needs and mobile apps to boost achievement.
- Reports - Easy-to-use reporting and ongoing progress monitoring provide educators with real-time insights for each student at the class, school, and district level.
- Instruction and student practice resources are intended to augment the set of materials already being used by teachers. While they can provide a foundation of practice, they are not intended to be the only resources being used.
Culture, Climate and Social Emotional Learning
Survey tools capture student, teacher, and family perceptions including topics like student/family engagement, school fit, pedagogical effectiveness, school climate, safety, school leadership, and professional learning.