LOCAL ASSESSMENTS & SCREENING
Greenville ISD uses a variety of formative and summative assessments to best inform our instructional decision making and ensure a clear view of student learning throughout the school year. Information regarding the types of assessments administered are outlined below. Contact the child's teacher/campus for questions regarding a childs performance on any of the assessment below. For information regarding testing dates, please see the Assessment Calendar Tab on this webpage.
Greenville ISD uses Renaissance Star 360 Assessments to help teachers understand what students know and what they are ready to learn next. Typically, these assessments are given three times during the school year; Beginning of Year (BOY), Middle of Year (MOY), and End of Year (EOY). After careful consideration, knowing the value of this data, informed instructional decisions can be made for our students.
Click here to view the RenStar Testing Chart.
Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA/English) and Evaluacion del Desarrollo de la Lectura (EDL/Spanish) are criterion-referenced reading assessments used to identify student's independent reading level in terms of accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. The DRA is administered individually to student by teachers three times during the school year: BOY, MOY, and EOY. Teachers use DRA results, along with the results of other assessments, to determine whether students are reading on, above, or below grade level. By knowing student DRA levels, teachers can plan for small group, guided reading instruction, including targeted interventions and supplemental support.
Click here to view the Instructional Level Expectations for DRA and EDL
DISTRICT SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
The purpose of the District Summative Assessments are to measure student progress toward the mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Teachers use the data from these assessments to shore up gaps in student understanding of the TEKS. The summative assessments are administered at the end of each nine week grading period and are aligned with the material taught as determined by the district curriculum pacing guides. Summative assessments are administered for all core subjects; Reading/English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.