State Testing 2019-2020Students in Grades 3-8 will take the ELA and Math state tests
- English Language Arts (ELA): March 25 & 26
- Mathematics: April 21 & 22
May 27 (Lab)June 1 (written)Please visit the NYS Department of Education website for more information: NYS Dept. of Education websiteLocal AssessmentsIn addition to the New York State tests listed above and the AIMSweb benchmarks, students at Lake George Elementary School also complete a number of local assessments throughout the school year. *Some of these assessments vary by grade level.
Examples of local assessments include the following:
- Math topic tests
- Spelling tests -Words Their Way Program
- various literacy assessments including Fountas and Pinnell running records
- Unit tests in Science and Social Studies
iREady: In the spring of 2019 LGES made a decision to move away from AIMSweb assessments as a benchmarking system for ELA and Math. After a great deal of research, we determined that i-Ready was a better option for us and provides us with better information. i-Ready is administered three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring), to all students in grades 1-6 and twice at K (Winter, Spring) to help identify student needs and strengths in reading and math.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment given on the iPad or laptop. The diagnostic adjusts its questions based on your child’s responses. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your child’s learning.
You’ll see a number of items listed to the right of the graph that have been scored. These Overall Domain scores are in relation to what we would expect a beginning of the year student to know. Green indicates that they’re currently on target for that skill. Yellow indicates an area of need that’s not on level requiring a focus on skills taught from the prior year. Red indicates an area that is more than one year below grade level requiring reteaching and/or intervention. For additional information please read the iReady overview for families.