Student Assessments

  • State Testing 2019-2020

    Students in Grades 3-8 will take the ELA and Math state tests  
    • English Language Arts (ELA): March 25 & 26
    • Mathematics: April 21 & 22
    Students in Grade 4 will take the New York State Science Test
    May 27 (Lab)
    June 1 (written) 
    Please visit the NYS Department of Education website for more information: NYS Dept. of Education website
     
    Local Assessments
    In 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: Last spring 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