Criterion Referenced Tests (CRTs) and District Common Assessments (DCAs)

English/Language Arts

Student progress for English language arts at grades 3 through 8, and grade 12 is complied by the State of Nebraska by building. Students are required to take state reading assessments (the Nebraska State Accountability or NeSA-Reading tests) from which these data are gathered.

Student Achievement data are available for the district and individual schools on the Nebraska Department of Education's State of the Schools Reports.

Some of the district CRTs students previously took have been restructured and are now used as practice or benchmark tests to help prepare students for the types of questions they may see on the state reading assessment and provide teachers and students with information mid-year about whether students are on track to meet the state requirements.

Some of the middle and high school CRTs in English Language Arts have been converted to Common Summative Assessments (CSAs).  These assessments (e.g., Elements of Fiction, Presentations, Theme) were always a part of instruction in the courses in which they are given. They provide students, teachers, and parents with information about what students have learned.

Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Benchmark/Practice Tests

Materials Related to the grades 3-7 Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Benchmark Tests

Posted on January 28, 2014


 

English Language Arts Standards

LPS standards
State Standards approved 2009