Assessments

The following information will help you to understand assessments your child might take at Exploris School. Information presented below includes:

  • What information is assessed?

  • Why is my child taking this assessment?

  • What is the schedule for assessments?

  • Information about what the assessment looks like?

  • How the scores are used?


Standardized Tests Used at Exploris 


Test

Acronym Stands For

What Grade Levels/Who

What does it assess

How often

Where does it come from? Other notes

mClass

n/a

All Students K-3

Reading comprehension, phonics, fluency

3 times per year

Nationally normed and standardized, given 1:1 with a teacher. 

MAP

Measures of Academic Progress

All Students

K-8

K-3 Math

4-5 Math & Reading

6-8 Math, Reading, Language

3 times per year

Nationally normed and standardized. Adaptive up to college-level, online. 

F&P

Fountas & Pinnell

K-5

Reading Comprehension

1 times per year 4/5 & K-5 as needed

Given 1:1 with teacher. Optional in K-3 to triangulate data if mClass is unclear. 

BOG

Beginning of Grade Test

All 3rd Grade Students

Reading

1 time per year within the first 10 days of school

Standardized, statewide as part of Read to Achieve, multiple choice, 3rd grade curriculum. 

EOG

End of Grade Tests

All Students 3-8

3-8 Math and Reading

5, 8 Science

1 time per year within the last 10 days of school

Standardized, statewide, multiple choice, open-ended, gridded response for current grade curriculum only

EOC

End of Course Test

Math 1 Students

7-8

Math 1

1 time per year within the last 10 days of school

Standardized, statewide, multiple choice, open-ended, gridded response, high school exam

NCFE

NC Final Exam

Math 2 Students

8

Math 2

1 time per year within the last 10 days of school

Standardized, statewide, multiple choice, open-ended, gridded response high school exam

WIDA

N/A

Select Students K-8

English Language Learning assessment for students who do not have English as their primary language

1 time per year

Includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Assessment administered by ESL teacher

Scores from these assessments used in conjunction with other data to plan instruction and provide student support.