Testing


      

Welcometo the testing office at Drew Model School! Thetesting office is responsible for administering, supervising and coordinatinglocal and state testing programs.  Belowis a list of all the state and local assessments we will administer in the2015-2016 school year. 

StateAssessments:

·      3rd Grade Reading & MathSOL Test

·      4th Grade Reading, Math, &Virginia Studies SOL Test

·      5th Grade Reading, Math, &Science SOL Test

APSAssessments:

·      2ndGrade NNAT (NaglieriNonverbal Ability Test 2)

The NNAT2 provides a nonverbal, culturallyneutral assessment of general ability that is ideal for use with a diversestudent population. With the use of progressive matrices for seven grade-basedlevels, this versatile test is well-suited for identifying gifted and talentedstudents.

·      4thGrade CogAT (CognitiveAbilities Test)

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linkedto academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.

·      Prek– 5th Grade ACCESS for English Language Learners

ACCESSfor ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-Statefor English Language Learners)is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given toKindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English languagelearners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states tomonitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. 

·      2nd– 5th Grade Interactive Achievement (IA)

The InteractiveAchievement (IA) assessment is an online system of common formativeassessments that is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning. The systemis being used in the core subject areas at elementary and middles schools toprovide administrators and instructional staff with common quarterly formativeassessment data about the performance of students. The resulting data will beused to inform and differentiate classroom instruction and identify areas ofadditional support.

·      K– 2nd Grade PALSs

PALs is the state-provided screening tool forVirginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI). The purpose of theEIRI is to reduce the number of children with reading problems by detectingthose problems early and providing research-based, small-group intervention.

·      K-5th grade DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment)

The DevelopmentalReading Assessment (DRA) is an individually administered assessment of achild’s reading capabilities. It is a tool to be used by instructors toidentify a students reading level, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Oncelevels are identified, an instructor can use this information for instructionalplanning purposes. 

·      3rd-5th Grade DSA (Developmental Spelling Assessment)

The DevelopmentalSpelling Assessment (DSA) was created to assist with Word StudyInstruction. They can be used to determine stage placement and phonetic growth.

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