Assessment Plans

Assessment Plans

At Bluffview Montessori School, a variety of assessments are used at the individual student, classroom, grade-level, course and school levels. Educators observe and measure student knowledge/skills through written work and authentic performances as well as paper-pencil and online tests. Some assessments assist educators in diagnosing student learning needs, while others mark progress over time or identify whether a student has met identified learning standards.

The standardized assessments administered at Bluffview Montessori include:

Assessment Subject(s) Grade Level(s) Notes
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) Math, Reading & Science
Math: 3-8, 11
Reading: 3-8
Science: 5, 8
Meets federal and state accountability requirements; Online
ACT's EXPLORE English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing
EXPLORE:8
Meets state college and career readiness requirements; Paper
ACCESS for ELLs Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing K-8; all English Learners Meets federal and state accountability requirements; Paper
NWEA's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Math & Reading 2-8 Measures growth in content-area achievement; Online and computer-adaptive