Kindergarten Assessments 2016-2017
Qualls – A state required assessment given in the fall to determine kindergarten “readiness to learn.” Academic Improvement Plans (AIPs) and Intensive Reading Intervention (IRIs) are a primary result of this assessment.
Criterion Reference Test (CRT) – This is an assessment designed for the mastery of all kindergarten Common Core Standards/Skills to determine student progress and readiness for 1st grade. It is administered individually to students at the beginning of the year, middle of the year, and end of the year. The cut-off score is approximately 305 for a composite score for math and reading combined.
Dibels – This assessment measures progress in the areas of letter naming fluency, phonemic sound fluency, word use fluency, and oral reading fluency. This assessment is given at the beginning of the year for a base score, and then progress in these areas is monitored every two weeks for the duration of the school year.
Performance Tasks – This is a common assessment administered to students as needed to measure student performance in academic areas of math and literacy - Common Core Standard/Skills.
Development Reading Assessment (DRA) – This is an individually administered assessment of a child’s reading capabilities. (Reading level, fluency, accuracy, and comprehension)
Developmental Spelling Analysis (DSA) – This assessment identifies the developmental stage of spelling for the student.
AR Rapid Naming Screener – Analysis of rapid naming skills