Students will be tested periodically throughout the school year to assess progress and academic achievement. Data that is collected is analyzed and used to drive instruction, helping students reach their academic potential.
State testing, which tests each student's progress rooted in the Ohio Learning Standards, is particularly important when paired with our own Board approved assessments. This gives our teachers a much more complete picture for developing instruction for each individual student.
Edgewood uses STAR testing to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year. Each student will be tested in the following content areas: Early Literacy (Kindergarten Reading and Math), Reading (Grades 1-8), and Mathematics (Grades 1-8). Students have a benchmark test three times a year: fall, winter, and spring. Some students will also use this software to monitor their progress throughout the school year.
Ohio's Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (Ohio's AASWD)
The AASWD is a state-mandated assessment for students who cannot take the default OAA or OGT. According to the Ohio Department of Education's guidelines, “AASWD is appropriate only for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are either completing a curriculum that is modified substantially (in form and/or substance) by the [Individualized Education Program] (IEP) from the general education curriculum or completing the general education curriculum but have a disability that presents unique and significant challenges such that the IEP provides for accommodations that exceed the allowable criteria for statewide assessment accommodations.”
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
At the beginning of each school year, children in public school kindergarten programs are assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. This assessment includes ways for teachers to measure a child’s readiness for engaging with instruction aligned to the kindergarten standards. It has six components: social skills (including social and emotional development, and approaches toward learning), mathematics, science, social studies, language and literacy, and physical well-being and motor development. For more information about the KRA, please click HERE.
Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (OELPA)
The OELPA is a state-mandated assessment for students in grades Kindergarten through Twelve who have been identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP). The OELPA does not identify students as LEP, but measures and reports on a student’s English language proficiency and progress in English language acquisition through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This replaces the OTELA test from past years.
CogAT and TerraNova
The CogAT assesses students in Grades 1 and 6 on “critical cognitive abilities in verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative reasoning. TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, spelling, and other areas. This test is given to students in Grades 2 and 5.