2016-2017 Assessment Window Calendar -Updated August 25, 2016

Weld Re-4 Assessment Calendar for Parents - 2016-2017.pdf

The Weld Re-4 School District uses multiple assessments to review student progress.  We have formal and informal methods of assessment in order to diagnose learning gaps, provide a "snapshot" of student learning, and provide staff with information needed in order to improve instruction or recommend interventions.  We strive to maintain a balance for students and staff while still complying with various legislation.  Please contact Amy Heinsma, Director of Instruction, at (970) 686-8028 or if you have questions or concerns.

Assessment across the state will be changing over the next few years.  A general timeline is below.  Please note that this timeline could change.

2016-2017 State Required Assessments -   Assessments listed in green are part of the Colorado Summative system and will be called CMAS - Colorado Measures of Academic Success.
DIBELS Next for K-3 students to comply with READ Act
ACCESS for English Language Learners-Grades K-12
PARCC English Language Arts and Math Assessment Online 
Social Studies Online Assessments for 4th, 7th and 11th grades
Science Online Assessments for 5th, 8th, and 11th grades

CoAlt DLM ELA Math for students with severe disabilities-Grades 3-11
PSAT for 10th grade students
SAT for 11th grade students
Benchmark Testing to comply with Accountability Requirements

Want to see what an online test looks like?  Practice tests (ePats) for science and social studies are available here:                                                         Practice Tests

PARCC CMAS Preview for Staff.pdf
Getting Ready for Online Assessments.pdf

What is PARCC?

Cognitive Rigor Matrix and Depth of Knowledge Resources

Colorado Growth Model Basics - Powerpoint

Assessment Glossary

Acuity Website

AIMSweb Website
Probes and Scoring
Progress Monitoring

Assessment/Intervention Forms:
Weld RE-4 Assessment/Intervention Form
Weld RE-4 Assessment/Intervention Form-Spanish

Bridges Math Learning Center
Bridges Math Learning Center

DIBELS Next Resources
DIBELS Next/Burst Website (AKA mClass)
DIBELS Assessment Link (AKA) mClass
DIBELS Cut Scores
Quick Tips for DIBELS Training with iPads
Viewing and Printing DIBELS Next Scores.docx
Implementation Roadmap
Big Ideas Continuum DNext

DLM (Literacy and Math Alternate Assessment

Pearson Access:
CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success: Science and Social Studies)
PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)

Teaching Strategies GOLD:
Gold 2 for Kindergarten
Teaching Strategies GOLD- Preschool

WIDA (ELL Staff)