Kentucky Department of Education School and District Report Cards
Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) website. Not to be confused with student report cards, these Report Cards provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more. The School and District Report Cards were established by statute, KRS 158.6453, and regulation, 703 KAR 5:140. Additionally, the Report Cards must incorporate the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
MAP – Measures of Academic Progress
Washington County Schools is using a Universal Screener in K-8th grades called MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). MAP assessments are computerized adaptive tests and offered in Reading, Language Usage, Mathematics, and Science developed by Northwest Evaluation Association. When taking a MAP assessment, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level. MAP assessments are used to measure student progress and growth in school. Washington County teachers use MAP assessment results to keep track of student progress and growth in basic skills. MAP results let our teachers know where a student’s strengths are and if help is needed in any specific areas. These assessments help guide instruction in the classroom. The MAP assessment is administered three times per year.
MAP assessment for Reading produces a Lexile measure which allows educators and parents the ability to find books, periodicals, and other reading materials that should support their current reading abilities. It is very important for parents to keep in mind that Lexile does not evaluate genre, theme, content, or interest. Even though a student might be able to read books at a certain Lexile, the content or theme of the text may not be appropriate for that particular student because of his or her age or developmental level. Also, a student may be able to read more difficult content if it is an area of interest for that child since he or she may already be familiar with some fo the vocabulary necessary to comprehend the text.
Kentucky Science Assessment System Field Test
**** DAC Video PPT