The following summative assessments will take place at Stoddert between now and the end of this school year. Parents may contact Stoddert’s Test Coordinator Ms. Zachary for additional details or with any questions or concerns.
Grades 3-5: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)
PARCC assessments were built to assess the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts (reading andwriting) and Math. It is computer-based and requires students to think critically and solve real world problems. This assessment will give students, parents and teachers specific feedback about whether or not students are on track or off track for college and career and what extra support they need.
Fourth Grade: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The results of the NAEP, assessed biannually, are used to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), or The Nation’s Report Card, is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do on core subjects like mathematics, reading, science and writing. This assessment was administered to all fourth graders on March 2nd.
Fifth Grade: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The District of Columbia adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013. The NGSS integrate content and application and reflect how science and engineering are practiced in the real world. For the second year, the DC Science assessment will be administered online. The DC Science assessment is required for all students in grades 5. Students with identified learning needs will be provided necessary accommodations according to their individual plans (IEP, ELL, 504).
Testing Window: April 24 – May 26, 2017.
Fifth Grade: DC Health and PE
DCPS students in 5th grade are tested annually in the DC Health and PE Standards. Data from this test are used to determine instructional needs and comply with the requirements of the District of Columbia’s Healthy Schools Act of 2010.
The DC Health and PE Test may be administered anytime within this spring. This 13 question assessment is in a 30 minute online survey format.
Stoddert will administer this assessment during students’ PE classes.
K-5 ELL Students: Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners 2.0 (ACCESS for ELLs®)
ACCESS assesses growth in the English language for English Language Learners (ELL) in grades 1-5. Students in kindergarten will participate in a paper-based ACCESS for ELLs® assessment. Students in grades 1-5 will take the assessment online. The results of this test will be available approximately eight (8) weeks after testing. Parents are encouraged to consult with Stoddert’s ELL team (Mr. Maubouche – Ms. Artiga – Ms. Muhawi) to discuss your child’s results.