Franklin Elementary Assessment Information

Fountas and Pinnell
Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) is a standardized reading test used to determine a student’s instructional level in reading. F&P is administered individually to students using either fiction or nonfiction texts. Students read a selection (or selections) and then retell what they have read to the examiner.  As the levels increase, so does the difficulty level for each selection.    

The NWEA, (Northwest Evaluation Association), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment is a computerized test that is adaptive and offered in Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics.  When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all of the previous questions.  As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult.  If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier.  The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level in comparison to other students in that same grade.  This information helps the school to monitor academic growth over a period of time.  All students will take NWEA three times per year.

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
For the 2018-2019, all kindergartners will be given the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA).  This assessment is intended to determine the skills a student has that makes him/her ready for kindergarten.  Some questions will be answered as a multiple choice on the iPad, others will be performance tasks, and some items are based on teacher observations.