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Assessment Information

Local Assessments

Universal screeners are assessments given multiple times per year, to all students, to measure baseline, performance, and growth. The Fleetwood Area School District administers the following Universal Screeners:

ELA: Acadience Reading (K-6); Lexia (6-8): Beginning of Year (BOY), Middle of Year (MOY), End of Year (EOY)

Acadience Reading is a benchmark and progress monitoring assessment that is used to help identify students who have or have not secured foundational reading skills. The data is used to inform instruction and MTSS support.

Lexia software is an adaptive, research-proven literacy program designed to support students of all abilities in developing essential reading skills through personalized learning pathways and real-time data-driven insights.

Math: iReady Diagnostic (K-8): Beginning of Year (BOY), Middle of Year (MOY), End of Year (EOY)

iReady Math is an interactive online program that assesses student proficiency, provides personalized instruction, and tracks progress in alignment with grade-level standards, fostering mathematical fluency and conceptual understanding.

SEL: PASS Screener (K-12): Beginning of Year (BOY) and End of Year (EOY)

 

The PASS SEL Screener is a comprehensive assessment tool designed to evaluate students' social and emotional skills, providing valuable insights to educators to support the holistic development and well-being of learners.

State Assessments

Students in the Fleetwood Area School district participate in the following state assessments. Click here for dates and more information about state assessments. 

Pennsylvania State Standards Assessment (PSSA) - ELA and Math (Grades 3 - 8); Science (Grades 4 and 8 - will be changing to 5th grade instead of 4th grade by 2026) -  The Pennsylvania System of State Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based, criterion referenced assessment used to measure a student’s attainment of academic standards while determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of state standards. Click here fore additional information on PSSA from the PDE.

Keystone - Algebra 1, Biology, Literature (Students participate in these assessments the same year they take the course) - Keystone Exams are end–of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in academic content. They measure the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. Students must demonstrate proficiency in Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology in order to graduate. Students have multiple opportunities to take these exams during their middle and high school years. Click here for additional information on Keystone Exams from the PDE.

ACCESS - Kindergarten through 12th grade for student qualifying for ESL services - ACCESS is a large-scale test that provides a snapshot of how well students are using the English language within the school context. This English language proficiency assessment for students in K-12 is used to monitor a student’s progress in acquiring English for the academic environment, to plan support for continuing English language development, and to satisfy legal requirements for assessment and accountability.

Optional Assessments

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams -  are multiple-component tests that are administered at high schools each May. High school students can earn college credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Each AP Exam has a corresponding AP course and provides a standardized measure of what students have learned in the AP classroom.

Preliminary SAT (PSAT) - is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. PSAT is given to students in grade 9, 10, and 11. It measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. 

SAT and SAT Subject Tests - these exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and many colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

National Assessments

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - is administered by the commissioner of Education Statistics from the United States Department of Education and is an assessment used to measure what American students know and can do. It is given to students in grades 4, 8, and 12, across states and urban districts, as randomly selected by the United States Department of Education. Not all schools are selected each year and if a school district is selected, not all grades may be tested.