Each year, students at Horace Mann and all Lakewood Schools are assessed with state and district standardized tests. Second and fifth graders take the TerraNova achievement test and the InView abilities tests. English Language Learners have completed the OTELA – The Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition. Ohio Diagnostic Tests check the Reading and Math progress of students in Kindergarten, first, and second grades. Three times a year all students take brief DIBELS Reading assessments and grade 2-5 students take brief MCAP Math assessments. Lakewood Schools are also participating in the pilot of the Ohio Online Assessments in grades 3-5.
According to the Ohio Department of Education, the 2014 Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAAs)—for students in grades three, four, and five—are scheduled for April 23 – May 8. A more specific schedule will be published in the April Educator. Please do not schedule appointments for grade 3-5 students during this time period.
While these standardized “summative” tests assess student achievement annually, we often consider the “formative” assessments that teachers give daily and weekly - before, during, and after a unit of study – to be most helpful in tracking and reporting students’ ongoing progress. We work hard to help students show what they know and are able to do every day. As always, please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about his/her learning.
Mrs. Merritt F. Waters, Principal