St. Mary’s School uses several methods to properly assess our students:
- FAST Bridge: We use this assessment three times per year to assess skills and map growth. Teachers use this data to provide a differentiated curriculum allowing each student to learn at his/her own pace. Student complete assessments at least twice per school year in reading (content, fluency, decoding, sight words, etc.) and math. [MORE INFO]
- Unit Assessments in all curriculum areas
- Formal and Informal observations
- Unit Projects
Why Do We Assess?
While assessments (especially those that are standardized) might not be pleasant, they provide our educators will real-time data on students. They have become an integral part of instruction, and help to determine whether or not the goals of our curriculum are being met. At St. Mary’s School we work very hard to make sure that each child learns at their own pace and is able to think critically, to analyze, and to make inferences.
If you have any questions, please contact the principal – [email protected]