Throughout the course of the school year students will participate in a variety of tests and assessments. Often times, parents and community members ask why there are so many different assessments, what is the difference between the assessments, and how these assessments impact instruction.
The assessment of student understanding is essential to the educational process. Teachers use a variety of assessment data on a daily basis to monitor student understanding and individually adjust instruction to meet the needs each student. We believe that all students can learn and that "Every Student, Every Day" matters. Cambridge-Isanti Schools support using multiple pieces of information when evaluating student learning. Standardized tests are only a part of the total system of results used by teachers and administrators in planning and implementing educational programs for our students. Teachers, grade level and department teams, and curriculum teams use assessment results to map out strengths and areas of need for individual students, groups of students, and curricular programs. This continual monitoring and adjusting of instruction is important, necessary, and effective work.
The variety of assessments that are used throughout the course of a year are important because they provide information to the teacher and student in regard to student learning and achievement. Summary achievement information on all standardized tests is reported each fall to the community as part of the Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement.
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) issues a "Report Card" for each of its school districts and schools. In the table below you will find links to the Cambridge-Isanti Schools district report card as well as the individual building report cards.
|MDE Report Card Links|
|Cambridge-Isanti Schools District Report Card|
|Cambridge-Isanti High School|
|Cambridge Middle School|
|Isanti Middle School|
Cambridge Intermediate School
|Isanti Intermediate School|
|School For All Seasons|
|Cambridge Primary School|
|Isanti Primary School|
Contact: Anne Johnson, Data and Assessment Coordinator
Phone: 763-689-6197 | Email: email@example.com