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Assessments

Measuring success in District 196

The District 196 Student Testing and Assessment Center is responsible for all district wide achievement testing. The assessment center staff work on implementation of state graduation standards; administer district, state and national tests; collect other information to support revision and development of curricular and instructional programs; and report data to the School Board, the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC), and the public.

Our mission is to collect meaningful information, report it in a timely way, and communicate the results in a clear and helpful style. The District 196 Assessment Plan articulates a balanced system of assessment that:

  • Aligns with Minnesota and district standards
  • Supports our district mission
  • Provides assessment information that is compatible with information from previous grades
  • Provides data to be used by Professional Learning Communities for strengthening instructional approaches
  • Utilizes an array of assessment methods which provide multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding and knowledge

Assessments are an integral part of instruction, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Assessment affects decisions about grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and, in some cases, funding. Assessments inspire us to ask these hard questions: "Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?" "Are students learning what they are supposed to be learning?" "Is there a way to teach the subject better, thereby promoting better learning?" 

TESTING SCHEDULE 2019-2020

Testing Calendar

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