State assessments, which are given once a year, measure student proficiency on Wyoming’s Content & Performance Standards in reading, math and science.
Rocky Mountain High School utilizes the nation-wide assessments of the ACT College and Career Readiness System to help guide students as they progress toward life after high school. The ACT system includes an assessment of strengths & weaknesses & how they relate to career options, an evaluation of academic progress toward a career or college, a college readiness assessment, a job skills assessment, and a college placement test.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are used to determine student growth in reading, writing, math and science. MAP can be given 3 times a year (fall, winter & spring) and, since MAP is taken via computer, teachers get the results quickly and can adjust their lessons and/or student groups as needed.
Wyoming 4th and 8th grade students who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in February and March of 2013 achieved results above the national average in both reading and math.
What can parents do to help their student perform well on Assessments?