DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS

  • District assessments measure student progress throughout the school year. Assessments follow the state test item specifications. Instructional decisions are made using assessment data at the district, school, and classroom levels. 

District Assessment Programs

  • Comprehensive Standards Mastery Assessment (CSMA) - Grades 2-12

    Students in Physical Education, World Languages, Fine Arts, and CTE courses take a comprehensive assessment covering standards taught throughout the course. Some courses take a pre and post-assessment, while others take only a post-assessment.

    Students in grades 6-12 may take a pre-CSMA in courses that have a state assessment. The data from pre-CMSAs are used to guide instruction during the school year.

    Core courses that do not have a state assessment will take a post-CSMA. The data from post-CSMAs are used to determine student mastery of the standards.

     

    Demand Writing - Grades 3-5

    Students in grades 3-5 take three Demand Writing assessments throughout the school year. Each Demand Writing is aligned to the writing standards taught in the respective quarter (opinion or informative). The student writings are scored using the FSA Writing Rubric.

     

    i-Ready Diagnostic - Grades 3-8

    Select students in grades 3-8 take a diagnostic that determines the student's current academic level in both reading and math. This assessment is adaptive, matching the difficulty of the questions to the student's ability. There are three diagnostic assessments administered during the school year: beginning-, middle-, and end-of-year. The data from these diagnostic assessments are used to determine the MTSS placement. 

    How does the i-Ready adaptive Diagnostic work?

     

    Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment (QSMA) - Grades 3-12

    Students in courses and grades connected to a Florida Standards Assessment, Florida End-of-Course Assessment, or Statewide Science Assessment take three quarterly assessments throughout the school year. Each QSMA is aligned to the standards taught in the respective quarter. The data from these assessments are used to guide instruction and remediation throughout the school year.

     

    Science Benchmark - Grade 5

    Students in grade 5 take the Science Benchmark at the beginning and middle of the school year. The beginning of the year assessment is aligned to grades 3 & 4 science standards. These standards will be assessed on the grade 5 Statewide Science Assessment. The middle of the year assessment is aligned to the grades 3, 4, & 5 standards. The data from these assessments are used to guide instruction and remediation throughout the school year.