Assessments at CCA
The Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA)
IRLA is a formative assessment, rather than summative or a test. Formative assessment employs a continuous improvement process for both students and teachers. The IRLA is a K-12 developmental scope and sequence for reading acquisition.For more information, please click here.
Grades K-8 Math and Reading
Monitors student progress and State standards throughout the school year. Data is used for instructional planning and monitoring. It is an adaptive computer assessment. www.curriculumassociates.com
NNAT3 – Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test – Third Edition:
Grades 2 & 6
This assessment is a brief nonverbal measure of general ability. It fairly measures ability for students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
ITBS - Iowa Assessment of Basic Skills:
Grades 2 & 6 (if score 90% and above on NNAT3)
This assessment identifies students’ skills in Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science. It assesses both foundational and higher-order thinking skills.
ACCESS for ELLs– Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners:
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is an English language proficiency assessments for Grades K- 12. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners. www.wida.us
CMAS – Colorado Measures of Academic Success:
Many answers to questions related to the large-scale standardized assessment system in Colorado can be found on the Colorado Law General Assessment Information page on the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) website.
ELA (English Language Arts) and Math – Grades 3-8
Science – Grades 5 & 8
Social Studies – Grades 4 & 7 (if our school is chosen by the district)
DRA2 assessment has been replaced by IRLA NWEA – MAP assessment has been replaced by iReady
CSAP, TCAP, and PARCC have been replaced by CMAS ELA and Math
CogAT assessment has been replaced by NNAT3