Student assessments fall into three categories; those adopted by the school district, those required by the Office of the Superintendent of Washington, and those required by the federal government. Below you will find a brief overview of those used in Oak Harbor schools, as well as links to additional resources.
DIBELS (Grades K-5)
The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are brief (one-minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early reading and early literacy skills.
i-Ready Reading and Math (Grades 1-5)
Measure of Student Progress in Science (MSP) (Grade 5)
Smarter Balanced Assessments (Grades 3-5)
Refusal to Test
Parents may choose to not have their child take a particular test (commonly referred to as "opting out" but designated by the state as "refusal to test"). In order to comply with state and federal mandates to test every child, the district must document each refusal. Parents who choose to not have their child take a particular test need to contact Liz Ritz, Director of Teaching and Learning (email@example.com or 360.279.5011) to access an online refusal to test form.