Scantron Supports Assessments For Virginia's Student Growth Model
The Virginia State Department of Education provides school divisions the option to purchase assessments that are valid measures of student growth for local use. Use of these student growth assessments is neither required nor mandated by VDOE. Rather, these are a means to support to school divisions by making available valid student growth data to inform both instruction and teacher evaluation.
Learn more about Virginia’s Approved Growth Model Assessments.
Scantron’s Performance Series (Reading, ELA, Mathematics, and Science), is identified as an approved assessment to identify a students’ current subject level proficiency, provide suggested next steps and challenges, and demonstrate growth over time.
Performance Series is a research-based, criterion-referenced computer-adaptive test that lets K–12 educators quickly pinpoint the instructional level of students across a range of subjects, capture immediate results, and produce standards-based reports including suggested learning objectives on a scaled score. In addition, subsequent administrations of the test at specified testing intervals demonstrate growth in a subject and against standards.
Performance Series enables educators to identify the proficiency levels of students corresponding to state-specific standards, measure growth, understand student performance in relation to others, inform instruction, help with placement, and provide direct links to several teaching and learning resources such as Lexile, Edgenuity, Classworks, and others.
Learn more about what Performance Series offers Virginia educators.
Every Student Succeeds Act in Virginia
VA ESSA Plan
How Scantron Can Help
Provides on-grade testing for specific grade-level achievement measures with customizable performance bands and cut scores; items aligned to state standards.
Displays test scores from a variety of sources in interactive dashboards for overall and population group view.
Growth (Other Academic Indicators)
Provides computer-adaptive testing on a scaled score for grade-level-independent results; tracks growth over time against subject scoring scale; results aligned to state standards; includes skill-level next steps to aid in closing achievement gaps.
Shows changes in scores over time from a variety of test score sources; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.
Connects Student Information System data in real-time; shows graduation rate year over year.
Progress in Achieving English Language Proficiency
Provides standards-based Reading and ELA computer-adaptive test; customizable performance bands and cut scores.
Aggregates data to view ELL students test scores at a glance; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.
School Quality Indicators
Shows absenteeism and effect on student achievement in dynamic dashboards; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.
Measures student engagement and school climate to discover underlying causes.
Standards of Accreditation
Provides development and administration of tests aimed specifically at accreditation standards in any subject, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and industry certifications; Assessment Development and Psychometrics experts available to develop these exams as needed; ACT WorkKeys and SAT or ACT Practice Test scoring solutions available; reports include skill-level next steps to aid in in closing achievement gaps.
Shows grades, scores, and other student data in the College & Career Readiness dashboard, including ACT, SAT, AP, IB, and CTE; provides dashboards for identifying and remediating achivement gaps, displaying absenteeism, graduation, and drop-out rates; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.