Not only are assessments a good way to evaluate your child's progress and accomplishments, they also inform teachers, principals and the district. Take a look at the various ways they're used to enhance teaching and learning at our schools.
In DUSD, we send report cards home to families of all students after the end of each quarter. Teachers use report cards to share information about a student’s progress in meeting the expectations set out by the various content standards.
DUSD will focus on the administration of robust constructed response tasks in math and ELA. In ELA, these will be writing prompts. In math, these will be designated Milestone Tasks within the Core Curriculum. These tasks will provide teachers with evidence of what students are able to do, as well as a rich common foundation for collaboration and calibration around expectations of student work. District-wide professional development around scoring and calibration of these tasks will be offered. In addition to constructed response tasks, DUSD will also use the new Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) provided by Smarter Balanced.