Testing and Assessments

Eastern Carver County School District is committed to measuring student progress and being accountable for student achievement. For that purpose, the district maintains a comprehensive program of assessment for all students

There are two main types of assessments; formative and summative:

  • Formative assessment happens during the learning process and is often referred to as the assessment for learning. Formative assessment is used to diagnose student needs and plan instruction to meet every student’s individual needs. Feedback is provided to students while working on a test or project to improve learning.
  • Summative assessment happens at the end of the learning process and is often referred to as the assessment of learning. It is used to measure the achievement on a completed task, project or course. Summative assessments are generally used for reporting.
Why do we have multiple assessments?

No single assessment can measure a student’s total learning in a school environment. A variety of assessments are important to answer different questions about each individual student. Data collected from assessments, when used properly, lead to improved achievement.

Assessments are one tool used to:

Identify

  • student achievement levels and skill performance
  • students who may benefit from intervention programs
  • at risk or gifted students
Measure
  • student learning
Evaluate
  • the effectiveness of our educational system
  • student knowledge and skills relative to Minnesota Academic Standards
  • educational innovations and curriculum
Improve Instruction
  • to guide efforts to adapt instruction to the needs and abilities of students
  • by assisting in setting educational priorities for groups or individual students
Report
  • to students, parents, teachers, district staff, school board, and community members
  • to provide information on student achievement
Student Services Supervisor
David Brecht
952-556-6141

 

Testing Calendar 2018-19

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MCA Testing Schedule - Click to expand
MTAS Testing Schedule

 

March 6-7 Jonathan Elementary School
March 7, 14, 21 Chaska Middle School West
March 8, 15, 22 Chaska Middle School West
March 8-9 Victoria Elementary School /Chaska Middle School East
March 10, 13 Chanhassen High School
March 10, 15 Clover Ridge Elementary School
March 13-14 Chanhassen Elementary School
March 14 Bluff Creek Elementary School
March 15 Chaska High School
March 16, 20 Pioneer Ridge Middle School
March 17-18 Chanhassen Elementary School
March 20 Chaska Elementary School

 

ACCESS 2.0 Testing Calendar