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. New in Fall 2023, Grades 4K-8 are using the FastBridge assessments for reading and math, which will take the place of the former STAR Assessment system. Additionally , we use statewide assessments, which include ACCESS for English Language Learners, FORWARD Exam, and ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System (Pre-ACT; formerly ASPIRE) ACT, and Dynamic Learning Maps. Please click the links below to learn more about each assessment.
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.