Essay on Assessment Tools

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Running head: ASSESSMENT TOOLS 1

Assessment Tools Paper
Liberty University
EDUC 307
June 1, 2016


The beauty in teaching is watching the brains of your scholars grow with knowledge. As educators we frequently use various tools to assess the gains that our scholars make. In order to successfully instruct intentional lessons, it is important to collect data about scholar interests, ability/intellectual levels, achievement levels, and personality types. Through the use of assessment tools like the Common Core Measures of Academic Progress (Common Core MAP), The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), The Student
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This is an computer adaptive interim assessment (NWEA, 2016) which means that as the scholar correctly answers the assessment questions they become more challenging. As the scholar incorrectly answers the assessment questions they become easier; Thus providing the scholar with an engaging, age-appropriate, and highly-accurate assessment that measures their individual growth (NWEA, 2016). The length of time that this assessment takes to administer varies from scholar to scholar, they are allowed as much time as needed to complete the assessment. This is a computer based assessment that is available online. This assessment can be administered as a group, usually in a computer/technology lab. The results of the Common Core Measures of Academic Progress (Common Core MAP) must be submitted to the company for scoring. The results are usually available in twenty-four hours (NWEA, 2016). The results of the assessment provides valuable measuring data such as the ability to: “Measure instructional readiness and student growth on Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Compare and predict student achievement and growth over time via research-based normative and growth information, Predict grades five and up scholars’ college readiness with data that aligns to ACT benchmarks, create and reinforce data-informed instructional practices, and evaluate academic programs

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