Universal Assessment

As part of RiII, districts must use a universal assessment to measure students' progress throughout the school year.  Wellsboro Area School District utilizes the AIMSWEB universal assessment program.  AIMSWEB allows all students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade to be assessed three times per year (September, January and May) on the following areas:
 
Grade Level                                  Areas Measured                                              
Kindergarten                                 Early Literacy           Letter Naming Fluency
                                                                                        Letter Sound Fluency
                                                                                        Phonemic Segmentation Fluency
                                                                                        Nonsense Word Fluency
                                                   Early Numeracy          Oral Counting
                                                                                       Number Identification
                                                                                       Quantity Discrimination
                                                                                       Missing Number
 
First Grade                                    Early Literacy and Early Numeracy as outlined above
                                                      Reading Fluency
 
Second through Eighth Grades        Reading Fluency
                                                         MAZE - Reading Comprehension
                                                         Math Computation
 
The scores from these benchmark assessments are then used by the teachers to group the students for the RtII intervention groups. 
 
AIMSWEB also allows teachers to progress monitor students' progress more frequently than three times per year by using their progress monitoring tools. 
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