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Standards Based Assessments

 Standards Based Assessments
The more rigorous Standards Based assessments will raise the bar for all students. The goal of iSTEEP is to help you know if your students are ready.

Advanced Literacy
iSTEEP Receives Top Rating and Awarded Tier 1 Status

We are pleased to announce that an independent review of assessments was conducted by the Louisiana Department of Education who recognized the iSTEEP Advanced Literacy Assessment as a Tier 1 status indicating the assessment was awarded the best possible score for "all indicators of superior quality."

Advanced Literacy Assessment 

  • Includes both literature and informational passages.
  • Literature Worth Reading from Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and other masters.
  • Informational text in a variety of areas such biography, history, science, American government.
  • Standards Aligned.
  • Staircase of Increasing Complexity.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Each Text.
  • Each text evaluated using 3 indicators of text complexity
  • Rigorous text based questions requiring students to read and think about the text.
  • Texts are 50% literature and 50% informational.

Smart Cloze

  • Computer based assessment that includes not only comprehension but also vocabulary, language, grammar, and usage.
  • Quick and efficient check on student progress toward ELA standards.

Advanced Numeracy

Elementary Super Standards*

  • Counting and Cardinality
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Number & Operations in Base Ten
  • Number & Operations - Fractions
  • Measurement & Data

Middle School Super Standards*

  • Ratios and Proportional Relationships
  • The Number System
  • Expressions & Equations

High School Super Standards*

  • Seeing Structure in Expressions
  • Arithmetic with Polynomials & Rational Expressions
  • Creating Equations*
  • Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
  • Functions

High School: Algebra

  • Introduction
  • Seeing Structure in Expressions
  • Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational expressions
  • Creating Equations*
  • Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
  • High School: Functions

*Super standards, which are also referred to as the major work of the grade, are those standards which are important for the grade but also serve as a foundation for skills in subsequent grades.

Uses of Standards Based Assessments

  • Screening and Benchmarking to know if your students are ready for standards-based State Assessments such as PARRC and Smarter-Balanced
  • Helps with transition to standards from other types of assessments

If Students are Not Ready, STEEP helps with getting them ready

  • Student diagnostics
  • Intervention Recommendations
  • Reporting
  • Progress Monitoring