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Assessment & Accountability

How do we know when the students in the Union School District have met the California Common Core standards at their grade level? What do we do if students have not met standards? Assessment is an important component of what teachers do on a daily basis in their classrooms. Both formal (i.e., written tests, quizzes, etc.) and informal (i.e., observation, oral quizzes, etc.) assessment play a vital role in the Union School District.

Teachers use both formal and informal, periodic assessments in the core academic areas to glean an understanding of what their children know and what needs to be re-taught. These assessments are aligned with the Common Core standards and instruction. The primary use of assessment is for teachers to better understand the academic needs of their students and to assist them in designing instruction that will meet those needs.
 
 
  State
Assessments
District
Benchmarks
Classroom
Summative
Assessments
Classroom
Formative
Assessments
Examples CAASPP,
CELDT,
Physical
Fitness Test
ELA/Math Trimester Assessment (K-5),
ELA/Math Quarterly Assessment (6-8),
Science Unit Test
End of Unit Tests, Reading Inventory, Projects Pre-tests, Questioning, Discussion, Graphic Organizers, Exit
Tickets, Whiteboards
Scope An entire year's
content
Blocks of multiple standards
A unit of study,
cluster of standards
Individual skills or standards
Frequency Once a year 3-4 times a year 5-10 times a year depending on subject Daily to Weekly