Learning goal

Know and understand the role that interim assessments play in identifying students who need or do not need targeted and/or intensive instruction in addition to core instruction.

Success criteria

  • I can explain to another educator the importance of using data obtained from interim assessments in the MTSS decision making process, and put this information into practice in my classroom.
  • I can calculate the positive predictive power of an interim assessment using Excel.
  • I can calculate the negative predictive power of an interim assessment using Excel.
  • I can calculate the overall classification rate of an interim assessment using Excel.
  • I can determine the quality of interim assessment based on their predictive power scores and their overall classification index.

 

This example works best with two monitors and a mouse.  If you only have one computer screen, print this PC interim assessment PDF guide detailing the steps that are explained on the following web pages.  Mac users will need to print this MAC interim assessment PDF guide.

 

Mac users – if you would like a combination guide (with corresponding screen shots) detailing the steps for tracking student convergent data, VLOOKUP, and using interim assessments to predict summative outcomes print this MAC combination PDF guide.

Example

You can use this interim assessment – Excel spreadsheet as an example as you learn how to calculate the positive and negative predictive power and the overall classification rate.

 

How-To Guide (Interim Assessments)