• Nazareth Area School District Assessments


     Intermediate School Grades (4-6)

    Grade 4

    Content Area

    Name of Assessment

    Why?  

    What does it measure?

    ELA

    Star Reading

    Universal Screener, PSSA Benchmarking, and Progress Monitoring

    Areas covered:  phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, 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 Benchmarking, and Progress Monitoring

    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.

    Science

    PSSA Science

    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.


    Grade 5

    Content Area

    Name of Assessment

    Why?  

    What does it measure?

    ELA

    Star Reading

    Universal Screener, PSSA Benchmarking, and Progress Monitoring

    Areas covered:  phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, 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 Benchmarking, and Progress Monitoring

    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.


    Grade 6

    Content Area

    Name of Assessment

    Why?  

    What does it measure?

    ELA

    Star Reading

    Universal Screener, PSSA Benchmarking, and Progress Monitoring

    Areas covered:  phonics, comprehension, structural analysis, vocabulary, 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 Benchmarking, and Progress Monitoring

    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.