The following is information about how the students at Stoddert are tested and assessed throughout the year.
These assessments are given at three different times of the year. Teachers refer to them as beginning of the year (BOY), middle of the year (MOY), end of the year (EOY). The following assessments are given to our students to help teachers know what students know and how the students are progressing throughout the year.
Students in Kindergarten-5th grade are given a writing prompt based on a reading passage is used and scored using a common core aligned rubric. Teachers use this to determine student’s writing development throughout the year.
- TRC stands for Text Reading and Comprehension. TRC assess oral reading accuracy and comprehension. Teachers use this assessment to determine students instructional reading level, which means reading that students need with guidance. It can also be used to monitor student reading between those periods. Click here to see the TRC level benchmark chart.
3rd Grade-5th Grade
- RI stands for Reading Inventory. It is a computer adaptive test designed to measure how well students read literature and expository texts of varying difficulties. Results are reported in Lexile reading levels. It can also be used to monitor student reading between those periods. Click here to see the Lexile Reading Level chart.
- ANet is a computer based English Language Arts assessment based on the Common Core States Standards. This assessment is a predictor to how students will do in PARCC. Teachers also use this assessment to determine student’s growth in understanding specific standards.
2nd Grade- 5th Grade
- I-Ready is an adaptive diagnostic based on student’s response patterns. It is used to assess student’s understanding in math and is based on using Common Core Standards.
Stoddert’s students in the 3rd through 5th grades take an assessment test in the spring knows as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The PARCC assessment is computer-based and matches the high expectations of the Common Core standards, requiring students to think critically and solve real-world problems. The PARCC test assesses what children are learning in school and helps teachers and parents know if students are on track for success in college and careers. For more information about the PARCC, including what to expect and how to prepare, please visit the DCPS website here.
For additional information on PARCC as it relates to Stoddert, please review:
- 2018 PARC Testing Dates Released
- Letter from Principal Bryant on the tech skills the students will need (January 2016).
- Individual PARCC Scored Released (December 2015).
- 2015 PARCC Ranking for Stoddert (December 2015).
- Principal Bryant’s presentation on PARCC (November 2015).
- Letter on PARCC at Stoddert from the PTO (December 2015).