Assessment and Accountability
The Stoughton Area School District uses a comprehensive balanced assessment system to inform decisions at the classroom, school, and district levels. Our assessment system includes classroom assessments; grade level and course common assessments like aimswebPlus and the STAR Assessment; and statewide assessments, which include ACCESS for ELLs, FORWARD Exam, and ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System (Pre-ACT; formerly ASPIRE) ACT, and Dynamic Learning Maps).
Each of these assessments is standards-based and provide information about our students' attainment of proficiency. Assessment plays a crucial role in how we instruct our students and help each child grow academically. Our curricula define what we expect our students to know, understand, and be able to do. Instructional practices are the ways in which we provide our students differentiated learning experiences to scaffold learning. Our balanced approach to assessment helps us gauge student attainment and informs instructional practices and curricular decisions.