Types of large scale assessments
For schools and school districts to adequately assess students’ achievement and growth toward important achievement targets, multiple sources of data are often utilized. These data sources often include the use of assessments that typically fall into two categories:
Both types of assessments might be considered to be “Standardized Assessments,” meaning they are administered and scored under standard conditions that do not vary between student or time of administration. The structure of these assessments, the resulting scores and the generalizations that can be made upon the interpretation of the results varies greatly.
Large scale assessments include:
- ISASP – Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress
- ELPA21 – English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century
- DLM – Dynamic Learning Maps
- NAEP – National Assessment of Educational Progress
- Teaching Strategies GOLD
- The Iowa Assessments
- MAP – Measures of Academic Progress
- FAST – Formative Assessment System for Teachers
- IGDI – Individual Growth and Development Indicators
Assessments used in Central Rivers AEA
Download a PDF of the assessments most commonly used in Central Rivers AEA that includes grade level, content area and a description.