Assessment and Accountability

Sevier School District participates in SAGE Formative, SAGE Interim and SAGE Summative as determined by elementary, middle and high schools assessment plans.

The SAGE Summative assessments are secure assessments, designed to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities described of the Utah Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science. According to R277-404, SAGE Summative assessments are administered at the end of instruction for a SAGE-assessed course. The teacher, school and LEA responsible for instruction of each course is also responsible for ensuring the assessment is administered appropriately.

Three Types of Assessment

Formative Assessment occurs in the short term, as learners are in the process of making meaning of new content and of integrating it into what they already know. Feedback to the learner is immediate (or nearly so), to enable the learner to change his/her behavior and understandings right away. Formative Assessment also enables the teacher to "turn on a dime" and rethink instructional strategies, activities, and content based on student understanding and performance. His/her role here is comparable to that of a coach. Formative Assessment can be as informal as observing the learner's work or as formal as a written test. Formative Assessment is the most powerful type of assessment for improving student understanding and performance.

Interim Assessment takes place occasionally throughout a larger time period. Feedback to the learner is still quick, but may not be immediate. Interim Assessments tend to be more formal, using tools such as projects, written assignments, and tests. The learner should be given the opportunity to re-demonstrate his/her understanding once the feedback has been digested and acted upon. Interim Assessments can help teachers identify gaps in student understanding and instruction, and ideally teachers address these before moving on or by weaving remedies into upcoming instruction and activities.

Summative Assessment takes place at the end of a large chunk of learning, with the results being primarily for the teacher's or school's use. Results may take time to be returned to the student/parent, feedback to the student is usually very limited, and the student usually has no opportunity to be reassessed. Thus, Summative Assessment tends to have the least impact on improving an individual student's understanding or performance. Students/parents can use the results of Summative Assessments to see where the student's performance lies compared to either a standard or to a group of students. Teachers/schools can use these assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses of curriculum and instruction, with improvements affecting the next year's/term's students.


 UTAH'S SAGE (STUDENT ASSESSMENT OF GROWTH AND EXCELLENCE) 

Click for SAGE Proficiency and Norms

 

District Assessment Resources.  Click on link below for more information.


American Civics Initiative FAQ

American Civics Graduation Requirement Rollout

Formative and Summative Assessment Overview

Benchmark Reading Assessment 

Elementary Assessment Plan 2015-2016

Middle School Assessment Plan 2015-2016 

High School Assessment Plan 2015-2016 

USOE Opting-out of State Testing memo 2-2-2015

District Testing Opt Out Form

SAGE Test Assignment Core Codes

 

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