Middle School Assessment
At LAS, we believe that the learning process is equally as important as achievement and that assessment is the collection of meaningful evidence and information about student learning. Learning is not limited to the acquisition and demonstration of skills, knowledge, and understanding, but to the process of learning itself where students engage in the learning process. Achievement is not limited to scores but to growth.
In middle school, meaningful evidence comes from a variety of assessments (types and frequency) to inform educators how well students understand a concept, skill, or knowledge in order to drive further instruction. The variety of formative and summative assessment tools are employed to accurately report on student achievement and growth.
The school year has four reporting periods (quarters) to communicate student achievement to parents. Parents can also monitor student progress by accessing gradebooks through our portal Parent Plus.
Please see the Secondary Handbook for further information regarding assessment, grading, conferences, and reporting.
In addition to regular assessments in the classroom, LAS conducts standardized tests as another form of data collection and measuring levels of understanding. The MAP standardized tests are conducted and analyzed twice during the school year to help us improve our academic program.