Testing and Assessments

One way that we measure and respond to student progress is by tracking their performance on Math and Reading/Writing unit assessments. The DCPS unit assessments are tools that schools use to assess student progress for grades 3-5 throughout the year. After each unit assessment is given and scored, teachers use this data to modify instruction to student needs.

Another way we measure and respond to student progress is through an annual summative assessment, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). This online assessment is aligned to the Common Core and will be administered to students in grade 3-5.

GOLD Assessment

An observation-based tool that allows teachers to capture and organize data related to student’s development across multiple areas, including cognitive and social-emotional skills.

[Frequency: Throughout the school year]

Please continue to work with your child’s teacher, the person who best can provide information on your child’s areas for improvement and suggest strategies that will help your child in both instruction and assessment.

To further support student success, we encourage you to review your child’s assessment results. More information about assessments is available at dcps.dc.gov/assessments. If you have any questions, please contact the school or send an email to [email protected].