• Nazareth Area School District Assessments


     Elementary Schools (K-3)

    Kindergarten

    Content Area

    Name of Assessment

    Why?  

    What does it measure?

    English Language Arts

    Star Early Literacy

    Universal Screener and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  alphabetic principle, concept of word, phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, and early numeracy

    Sight Words

    Automaticity and fluency of sight words


    Grade 1

    Content Area

    Name of Assessment

    Why?  

    What does it measure?

    English Language Arts

    Star Reading

    Universal Screener and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, and provides an estimated oral reading fluency score and an estimated reading level (lexile score)

    Star Early Literacy

    (for students not yet reading)

    Universal Screener and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  alphabetic principle, concept of word, phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, and early numeracy

    Math

            Star Math

    Universal Screener and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  computation and applications (word problems)


    Grade 2

    Content Area

    Name of Assessment

    Why?  

    What does it measure?

    English Language Arts

     

           Star Reading

    Universal Screener and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, and provides an estimated oral reading fluency score and an estimated reading level (lexile score)

    Math

    Star Math

    Universal Screener and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  computation and applications (word problems)


    Grade 3

    Content Area

    Name of Assessment

    Why?  

    What does it measure?

    ELA

    Star Reading

    Universal Screener, PSSA Benchmarker, and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, and provides an estimated oral reading fluency score and an estimated reading level (lexile score)

    PSSA ELA

    Provide students, parents, and educators with an understanding of student and school performance                 

    Use the results to examine which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of academic standards

    Math

    Star Math

    Universal Screener, PSSA Benchmarker, and Progress Monitor

    Areas covered:  computation and applications (word problems)

    PSSA Math

    Provide students, parents, and educators with an understanding of student and school performance


    Use the results to examine which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of academic standards