Welcome to the testing office at Drew Model School! The testing office is responsible for administering, supervising and coordinating local and state testing programs. Below is a list of all the state and local assessments we will administer in the 2015-2016 school year.
· 3rd Grade Reading & Math SOL Test
· 4th Grade Reading, Math, & Virginia Studies SOL Test
· 5th Grade Reading, Math, & Science SOL Test
· 2nd Grade NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test 2)
The NNAT2 provides a nonverbal, culturally neutral assessment of general ability that is ideal for use with a diverse student population. With the use of progressive matrices for seven grade-based levels, this versatile test is well-suited for identifying gifted and talented students.
· 4th Grade CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.
· Prek – 5th Grade ACCESS for English Language Learners
ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.
· 2nd – 5th Grade Interactive Achievement (IA)
The Interactive Achievement (IA) assessment is an online system of common formative assessments that is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning. The system is being used in the core subject areas at elementary and middles schools to provide administrators and instructional staff with common quarterly formative assessment data about the performance of students. The resulting data will be used to inform and differentiate classroom instruction and identify areas of additional support.
· K – 2nd Grade PALSs
PALs is the state-provided screening tool for Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI). The purpose of the EIRI is to reduce the number of children with reading problems by detecting those problems early and providing research-based, small-group intervention.
· K- 5th grade DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment)
The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is an individually administered assessment of a child’s reading capabilities. It is a tool to be used by instructors to identify a students reading level, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Once levels are identified, an instructor can use this information for instructional planning purposes.
· 3rd- 5th Grade DSA (Developmental Spelling Assessment)
The Developmental Spelling Assessment (DSA) was created to assist with Word Study Instruction. They can be used to determine stage placement and phonetic growth.