Assessments Used at Horizon Elementary School
    Various types of formal and informal assessment are used to determine students' developmental levels, progress, reading ability, and to group students and plan lessons.
    Formal Assessments:
    • Standards of Learning (SOL) Reading Test Scores-Grades 3, 4, 5
    • MAP - Grades 2-5
    • Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)- Grades k-3
    • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA 3) - DRA K-3 and DRA 4-8. (Students in all grades, k-5) will be assessed with the DRA.
    Informal Assessments:
    • Talking and listening to students
    • Observational Notes
    • Samples of student work
    • Listening to students read
    • Student portfolios
    • Teacher/student conference notes
    • Student learning logs
    • Running records
    •  Word Study assessments,rubrics,and benchmark tests