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North Dakota State Assessment:

This is a computer generated test that was administered in the spring of 2015 for grades 3-8 and 11.

 

ACT

The ACT college readiness assessment is a curriculum and a standards based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college. 

 

NWEA or MAP Testing:

What is MAP?

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a state-aligned computerized adaptive assessment program that provides the Edmore School educators with the information they need to improve teaching and learning and make student-focused, data-driven decisions. Students in grades kindergarten through eleventh grade are tested two times per year (Fall and Spring) in math, reading, science, and language usage. Educators use the growth and achievement data from MAP to develop targeted instructional strategies and to plan school improvement.

 

STAR Reading™ is an assessment of reading comprehension and skills for independent readers through grade 5.

 

STAR Reading tracks development in five domains:

-Word Knowledge and Skills

- Comprehension Strategies and Constructing Meaning

- Analyzing Literary Text

- Understanding Author's Craft

-Analyzing Argument and Evaluating Text

 

STAR MATH TESTS

 

STAR Math™ is an assessment of math achievement for students in grades K-5. STAR Math tracks development in three domains:

- Numbers and Operations

- Algebra

- Geometry and Measurement

 

All STAR assessments are computer-adaptive tests (CATs). Computer-adaptive tests continually adjust the difficulty of each child's test by choosing each test question based on the child's previous response. If the child answers a question correctly, the difficulty level of the next item is increased. If the child misses a question, the difficulty level is decreased. CATs save testing time and spares the child the frustration of items that are too difficult and the boredom of items that are too easy.

 

The STAR assessments are often used to screen students for their reading and math achievement levels. STAR Reading and STAR Math™ assessments help determine reading and math achievement levels in order to place students into the Accelerated Reader™ and Accelerated Math™ programs. STARTM assessments can also be used to monitor student growth throughout the year, to estimate students' understanding of state standards, and predict students' performance on the state test. In addition, STAR can help teachers determine appropriate instructional levels and skills that students are ready to learn.

 

For every STAR assessment, a student receives a scaled score (55), which is based on the difficulty of the questions and the number of correct answers. Scaled scores are useful for comparing a student's performance over time and across grades. STAR Reading and STAR Math scaled scores range from 0-1400.

    

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