Balanced Assessment System

Iron Horse utilizes a variety of assessments and information to evaluate student needs. We utilize the following assessments and information to guide our instruction for each student:

  • Developmental Reading Assessment 2 (DRA2) - Reading
  • Running Records - Reading
  • Write from the Beginning Writing Rubrics - Writing
  • iReady - Literacy and Math
  • EnVisions Math Assessments - Math
  • Teacher-Developed Assessments - Science and Social Studies
  • PARCC and CMAS - Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Prior Year History (teacher information and previous grade reports)

Every student is assessed throughout the year to continually monitor progress and adjust instruction to meet his/her specific needs.