Scantron Performance Assessment
Information for Learning Coaches
Your child(ren)will take the Scantron Performance Series Assessment during the first week of school and again in the spring. This assessment is a standards-based formative, computeradaptive diagnostic assessment. Your child will need to take two assessments; one in math and one in reading. Some schools may also require your student to assess in language arts and/or science.
Performance Series (PS) assessments do not use time limits. As a result the length of time to administer the assessment varies based upon the performance of each individual child. The assessment takes an average of one hour to complete per subject area. However, if a student’s ability level is significantly different than their assigned grade level, the assessment may take longer to adjust for this difference. Students may take longer than one hour to complete the assessment, especially during the first administration of the assessment. Example: a child who is a 3rd grade student, reading at a 5th grade level would experience the following; the child will go through 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade reading material. The nature of an adaptive assessment is that all students will experience questions for which they do not know the answers (above ability level) in order for the assessment to show the child’s true ability level. When the child takes the next assessment for a second time in the spring, the assessment will know where to begin for each individual child based on their initial assessment and begin where the child left off. Please note: students can and should be encouraged to use the stop button and then resume the test. No student should test over one hour per sitting. Shorter periods are permissible.
Please read the following important information carefully prior to starting the assessment.
Please DO NOT assist your child in answering any questions.
What should I not do as a Learning Coach?
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