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Link to Teach IEP - Assessment

     The results of WESTEST 2 are entered in the appropriate boxes for the appropriate year as a scale score (SS), a performance level (PL), for reading - the Lexile score and for math - the Quantile score. This information is on the student's WESTEST 2 report. There is a column for other results such as the WV Writing Assessment or the ACT assessment. If more room is needed, the results may be reported in the Present Levels narrative. Note that the WESTEST 2 is given at grade level. It does not give information regarding mastery of above-grade level content knowledge and skills.

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM

                                                                                                                       Page___ of ___

Studentís Full Name __Betsy Doe Smith____________

Date _4/7/2010

PART V: ASSESSMENT DATA

Student Summative Assessment Data (WESTEST)

TEST
YEAR
Reading/Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Other
 
SS
PL
LX
SS
PL
QT
SS
PL
SS
PL
SS
PL
2007
705
5
600L
720
5
 
703
5
710
5
 
2008
708
5
700L
657
5
 
719
5
726
5
   
2009
710
5
800L
633
4
 
715
4
735
5
   
2010                        
2011                        

2012

                       

(SS = scale score) (PL) = performance level) (LX = Lexile) (OT = Quantile)


      The most current formative assessments may be Acuity benchmarks or custom-made tests, learning-styles inventories, rubrics, rating scales, and other performance-based assessments. This is not an all inclusive list. For gifted students, above-grade level assessment is needed in order to justify acceleration if acceleration is the focus of the services.

     Although rubrics are available that measure separate components of higher order thinking, some gifted education teachers in West Virginia saw the need for a holistic rubric to assess gifted students' work and behavior that may be used as benchmark or formative data to describe present levels of academic achievement and functional performance in developing annual goals for an IEP in WV. The result of much study and writing is our Learning Skills/Behavior Rubric. It can be used as a pre-post assessment of skill acquisition that can be attributed to gifted education services. It can also be given as a self-assessment by the student.

Learning Skills/Behavior Rubric - Word         Learning Skills/Behavior Rubric - PDF


Formative Assessment Data

Using current, annual data, list benchmark and formative assessments that have been used with the student and describe the results and implications for specially designed instruction. Also, the data may describe information relevant to student behavior, setting demands, work habits/learning skills, technology skills, workplace skills, independent living skills, performance based assessment and describe the results and implications for specially designed instruction.

Assessment
Description
Acuity custom-made math 7th grade test and quiz questions Demonstrated above mastery skills in 7th grade Math CSOs (one grade-level above current grade level)
Writing rubric - reading/language arts and social studies informational essay Demonstrated distinguished level in 6th grade CSOs in writing standard and social studies standard. (Five performance levels from Novice to Distinguished.)
Teacher made checklist - Portfolio of writing Demonstrated mastery of 6th grade CSOs in Reading/Language Arts writing.
Scoring guide - debate Demonstrated mastery of 5-8 grade CSOs in Learning Skills in reasoning, critical thinking and decision making skills
Problem solving rubric Demonstrated 3rd level skills in science problem solving solving. (5 level-rubric)

Learning Skills/Behavior Rubric

5 - Level Rubric of Learning Skills - Scored at the Developing Level.

Link to Present Levels.

Resources

Teach IEP

West Virginia Policy 2419

NAGC Pre-K--Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards


 

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