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Processes for Monitoring Student Growth and Progress

Academic Standards
The majority of our academic programs are developed from and driven by state standards.  Some programs do not have state standards and are developed and driven by national standards.  Click on the links below to review the standards that drive the curriculum for our academic programs.
District Assessment Information
The purpose of testing is to obtain information regarding the academic performance of the School District's students. The tests provide comparisons of our students’ progress with other students, statewide and nationally. Test results are also used for college placement, eligibility for college grants or scholarships, and identification for special programs such as the Title I, high potential programs and career exploration.
Because of rigorous program evaluation the school is able to assess student preparation for future learning and necessary life skills. Based on the test results (such as the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments), teacher recommendation and other criteria the strengths and weaknesses of various school programs are determined and improvement goals are set.  Activities are established to accomplish the goals and additional assessments are made to validate improvement.

Illustrated below is our school district's annual testing scheduling listing the tests that are administered throughout the school district and the grade levels that the tests are administered.

Tests Administered K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
School Readiness X                        
Reading Fluency and Comprehension X X X X X X X X X        
Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA)     X X X X X X X X X    
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Reading       X X X X X X   X    
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Math       X X X X X X     X  
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Science           X     X   X    
PSAT                       X X
Accuplacer                       X X
Asvab                       X X
ACT                       X X
SAT                       X X