Future Ready

Assessment—Analytics Inform Instruction

The district and its schools use technology as a vehicle for diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment. The school system has mechanisms (i.e., processes and digital environments) for using data to improve, enrich, and guide the learning process. Educators actively use data to guide choices related to curriculum, content, and instructional strategies.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
District leaders are becoming more deeply informed about the type of assessments they will need to evaluate student progress in content and process standards as well as 21st Century competencies. They continue to investigate and confirm findings. District leaders have identified the type of assessments that will be required to track progress over time, but have yet to establish a common vision around specific indicators, metrics, or instruments. District leaders have established an initial plan using data to guide choices related to curriculum, content, and instructional strategies. They have identified indicators, metrics, and/or instruments for use in determining student progress over time. They have identified diagnostic assessments, formative, and summative assessments. Policies, budgets, and access to necessary technologies necessary to support these assessments have been identified. With policies, budgets, and access to necessary technologies necessary to support these assessments in place district leaders have established a series of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments. They have established analytics and mapped reports to expected learning outcomes. Education professionals are prepared to use the data generated by these assessments to track student progress over time, identify gaps, and make changes to improve results.