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.
Scantron is a proud sponsor of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents!
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.
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Performance Series and Achievement Series’ analysis tools and reports enable teachers to use their assessment results to effectively drive instruction.
Scantron delivered not only a superior product but also a superior system of delivery, support, flexibility, and technical assistance.
Scantron has provided the tools needed to validate student learning and support teacher decisions to move students to the next Performance Level when they are ready.
Performance Series questions went beyond grade-level standards. This…opened the curiosity door and allowed [students] to search the depths of their knowledge.
We have used the Performance Series assessment for ten years at Valley Oak and we find it a very useful tool for identifying specific standards that have not yet been mastered.
It helps teachers dramatically focus their efforts…the instruction the next day can be based on [reports from yesterday’s test]…
These benchmarks provide a collective pulse for students that categorize where they are and where they should be in the Spring to show they’re having growth and success in the school year
“When students see success, it eliminates many negative performance issues. Personalized learning based on their assessment results meets them where they are and gets them where they should be so they can see that success.”
“I love the way Scantron Performance Series establishes a learning path that can be easily tracked throughout the school year by measuring academic gains, not a ‘one and done’ test score.”