Comprehensive Assessment System (Accountability)
Accountability for student progress includes school reports, intervention assessment walls and ongoing formal, and informal assessments.
A Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS) is used to identify students at-risk of reading failure, provide progress monitoring, and track literacy progress on an assessment wall. Learning continuums, local, state, and federal standards are used to develop specific benchmark behaviors that are then reflected in report cards. The accountability measures are used to track student growth, target teaching instruction and align interventions within and to classroom instruction. The power of the Progress Monitoring Wall comes from the visibility of the triangulation of multiple data sources and tracking codes specific to the school’s needs. Learning trends are monitored and reading progressions are studied. Data teams, grade level teams, interventionists and administration meet quarterly to use data for driving instructional decision making.