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Local/Curricular Assessments

In addition to required state tests, a variety of locally‚Äźdetermined assessments are used in the Osage RIII School District. These assessments are used gather evidence of student learning throughout the year and to analyze and develop strategies in the classroom to make more informed educational decisions toward student improvement. Testing involves sampling student performance to identify and articulate progress in performance for individual students, groups of students, and to adjust curriculum and instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

Formative and other ongoing assessments enable teachers to modify and adjust instruction using strategies to meet student needs and to communicate frequently to students as to how to improve performance. Informal diagnostic assessments along with progress monitoring probes will produce student instructional needs and the student's response to the needed instruction.



Evaluate is a benchmark assessment system that combines monthly assessments with comprehensive reporting. Students are tested on Missouri Learning Standards that are in a format that is similar to the summative state GLE and EOC assessments.

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Computer adaptive test in the area of reading

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Fountas & Pinnell is a benchmark assessment used to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of all students and document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.

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The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills® (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.

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Program provides a model for fitness education within a comprehensive, quality physical education program. The program provides resources and tools for physical educators to enhance their fitness education

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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multi- aptitude test battery that is designed to measure student aptitudes. Scores are to be used for identifying students’ aptitudes for career and vocational purposes.

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