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Academic Performance

Rebecca Bumgarner

District educators believe that a student’s progress is measured not by one assessment at a moment in time, but rather by an entire body of evidence. The body of evidence includes, but is not limited to: projects and performances, common grade or subject-level assessments, teacher-created quizzes and tests, as well as other diagnostic tests administered throughout the school year. 

State Assessment Data

FFC8 students are administered the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessment annually.

  • English Language Arts (ELA) - Grades 3-5

  • Mathematics (Math) - Grades 3-5

  • Science - Grade 5

This data is used to track overall student achievement and growth, as well as monitor any specific growth gaps between student groups.  The data is not received until after the school year is over; therefore, it is most useful as a tool for reflection. 

CMAS ELA     CMAS Math     CMAS Science

Local Assessment Data

FFC8 uses a number of high level district assessments to measure general progress in Math and English Language Arts. 

  • Acadience Reading (DIBELS) - Measures students' early literacy skills and helps determine if students are on track to read at grade level (K-3)

  • Illuminate DNA - Measures students' progress towards mastery of year-long, grade-level standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts (Grades 2-5)

DIEBLS Graphic

Performance: The chart above shows the number of students in each performance category at the beginning (BOY), middle (MOY), and end of year (EOY).   The goal is to reduce the number of students in the red (indicating a possible reading deficiency); and increase the number of students in the green and blue (indicating that students have the necessary tools to read at grade level). 54% of students are "On Track", 21% "On Watch", 25% "Off Track - More growth needed". 

 

Benchmark ELA and Math Performance Levels 

The charts below show the percent of students scoring in each performance category of the Fall and Spring district benchmark assessment (Illuminate DNA).  This comprehensive assessment includes academic skills and standards taught throughout the school year.   The goal is for each student to increase their score by the end of the year, and demonstrate an increase in content knowledge. 

3rd grade has made improvements in meeting grade level standards in ELA and Math when compared to end of year data

 

3rd ELA and Math: 

  • Students in third grade have made improvements in meeting grade level standards in ELA and Math when compared to end of the year data in the 22-23 school year.  At the end of the year (22-23/second grade), only 5% were a level 4 or higher in math.  When compared to mid year (23-24), 23% are performing at a level 4 or higher in math.  Students have the opportunity to practice and re-assess standards not mastered in the first semester.
ELA Illuminate Benchmark Graphic

4th ELA and Math

  • Students are demonstrating growth in meeting their grade level standards by setting goals and providing evidence towards meeting their goals.  Students have the opportunity to practice and re-assess standards not mastered in the first semester.  The percent of students scoring a 2, 3, or 4 on the middle of the year assessment have increased since last year’s mid year data, especially in math.
  • ELA 22-23 SY: 46% were a 2, 3, or 4.
  • ELA 23-24 SY: 62% were a 2, 3, or 4.
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  • Math 22-23 SY: 44% were a 2, 3, or 4.
  • Math 23-24 SY: 86% were a 2, 3, or 4.
Math Illuminate Benchmark Graphic

5th ELA and Math:

  • Fifth grade continues to provide instruction supporting students meeting grade level standards.  After two years of implementing our new math resource, Eureka Math Squared, fifth grade has demonstrated gains on students scoring a 2,3, or 4 on the mid year math assessment.
  • 21-22 SY - 55% scored a 2, 3, or 4.
  • 23-24 SY - 95% scored a 2, 3, or 4.