Name Description Administered by: Frequency
I-READY An adaptive assessment designed to provide teachers with actionable insight into student needs, offering a complete picture of student performance and growth Classroom Teachers 3 x / Year Grades: 5K-8
WI FORWARD EXAM Designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. It is a high quality, research-based, and affordable assessment that meets Wisconsin’s expectations Classroom Teachers 1 x / Year Grades: 3-8
PALS A research based screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring tool used to identify students at risk of developing reading difficulties, diagnose students' knowledge of literacy fundamentals, monitor progress, and plan instruction that targeted students' needs. Classroom Teachers 3 x / Year Grade: 4K
PRESS Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites- a system that provides diagnostic assessments to pinpoint specific reading deficits. Learning Support Teacher Ongoing Grades: 5K-8
RUNNING RECORDS A systematic way to assess a student's reading progress by evaluating a student's oral reading and identifying error patterns. These on-going assessments help determine students' strengths and weaknesses so you can plan lessons accordingly. Classroom Teachers Ongoing Grades: 5K-8
WORDS THEIR WAY SPELLING INVENTORY Assesses a student’s ability to write letters to represent the sounds they hear. There are three spelling inventories that increase in complexity of spelling skills. Once the spelling inventory is given, you can use the Feature Guide to score and identify the student's developmental level. Classroom Teachers 3 x / Year Grades: 5K-8
CURRICULUM BASED MEASURES (CBM) is a method teachers use to find out how students are progressing in basic academic areas. Classroom Teachers and/or Learning Support Teacher Ongoing Grades: 5K-8
SIGHT WORD INVENTORY ASSESSMENTS These words lists determine a student’s ability to recognize and read high-frequency words Classroom Teachers 3 x / Year Grades: 5K-2
COMPREHENSION CHECKS Questions that are used to check a student’s understanding of what has been read. Classroom Teachers Ongoing Grades: 5K-5
FLUENCY PROBES Grade level passages that are read and timed to determine fluency. Learning Support Teacher Ongoing Grades: 5K-5