Summative Assessment:The End-of-Year Test
Summative assessments determine students’ progress toward college and career readiness in all subject areas. Primarily, English language and math are the major considerations because they are the basic foundation for all education at any level. These are given at the end of the school year and consist of two parts: a computer adaptive test and a performance task.
Benefits of the summative assessments:
- The test will accurately describe both student achievement (how much students know at the end of the year) and student growth (how much students have improved since the previous year) to inform program and school evaluation and other national standards and requirements.
- Capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing: efficient and precise measurement with a quick turnaround of results.