Assessment Plan 2016-2017 

Chippewa Valley Schools has a comprehensive assessment plan that incorporates standardized, diagnostic and formative assessments, which together provide data to inform instructional decisions. This plan connects and integrates several components in an effort to improve student learning.

Summative Assessments are typically given at the end of the school year at certain grades to determine a students' status relative to the content and performance standards. Some examples of Summative Assessments are ACT and M-STEP. Chippewa Valley Schools will be completing the required M-STEP assessments On-Line. Please see the links below for more information about M-Step. Below you can also find the CVS assessment calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.

Benchmark Assessments are given periodically during the school year to provide a "snap-shot" of students' progress and provide information to teachers. This information can help the teacher to predict how a child might perform on the summative assessments and then be used to adjust instruction to support a child's learning. Additionally, looking at the combined student results on these assessment can help the school system adjust curriculum or improve instructional materials or strategies across the grade level. One example of benchmark assessments is NWEA/ MAP assessments. Please see the links below for more information.

Classroom Assessments include a wide range of activities and procedures that teachers use to obtain information and provide feedback about student's progress on important learning outcomes. Teachers routinely use classroom assessments in a variety of forms such as projects, unit tests, and quizzes.

Assessments serve two major purposes, the first being to inform instruction and provide supports to students. NWEA/ MAP assessments are an important tool that measures student growth and learning and helps inform instructional decisions. NWEA student reports will be sent home 2-3 times a year, if you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning and/or growth, please contact his/her teacher(s) or counselor. and/or administrator. The second purpose of Assessments are to provide accountability. Typically summative assessments assess are used to measure how much has been learned at some end point in time. The new M-STEP assessments will help to ensure that we are aligning our curriculum with the State of Michigan Common Core Standards. However, please understand that this assessment is new to our students and our teachers this school year. As such, all districts will be working closely with the State DOE to assure that it is an accurate measure of our students' abilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Chippewa Valley Assessment Plan, please contact, Dr. Jones at 586-723-2020 or

CVS  Assessment Calendar 2016-2017

NWEA Parent Toolkit

NWEA Normative Data