ECOL - Benchmark Assessment | Mid Year 2021-2022

  • American Rescue Plan 2021 - Fraser

    One requirement of the Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan (ECOL) is for each district to set mid-year and end of year benchmark assessment goals for students in Grade K-12 in reading and math for this school year.  These analyses are only the beginning of us understanding the impact of COVID-19 on student learning.  Currently, there is no research or prediction that can accurately show the impact this will have on student growth and achievement over the long term. 

    Below is a breakdown of Fraser’s mid and end of the year goals along with a summary of the benchmark assessments utilized. Districts are also required to report a breakdown of the assessment data by grade level and subgroup, which is provided within this packet of information. 

    Goal Category

    Goal Related to Benchmark Assessments

    Middle of the Year Reading Goal

    By January of the 2021-22 school year, the district will have an increased percentage of students identified as Tier 1 in reading/ELA achievement as measured by the fall baseline data on Fastbridge Grade DK-9 and local assessments for Grade 10 - 12.

    End of the Year Reading Goal

    By the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district will have an increased percentage of students identified as Tier 1 in reading/ELA achievement as measured by the fall baseline data on Fastbridge Grade DK-9 and local assessments for Grade 10 - 12.

    Middle of the Year Math Goal

    By January of the 2021-22 school year, the district will have an increased percentage of students identified as Tier 1 in Math achievement as measured by the fall baseline data on Fastbridge Grade DK-9 and local assessments for Grade 10 - 12.

    End of the Year Math Goal

    By the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district will have an increased percentage of students identified as Tier 1 in Math achievement as measured by the fall baseline data on Fastbridge Grade DK-9 and local assessments for Grade 10 - 12.

    For all assessment periods listed, the following assessments are utilized:

    • K-1 students - Fastbridge Early Reading with DRA/NLM for further reference and Early Math 
    • 2-3 students - AReading with DRA/SRI for further reference and AMath
    • 4-6 students - AReading with Autoreading/DRA/SRI for further reference and AMath

    Benchmark Testing - Student Achievement Plan 2.28.22

    MTSS Mid-Year Data by Grade Level

Benchmark Assessment Data | Fall 2021

  • All students in kindergarten - 9th grade completed reading and math benchmark assessments during the Fall of 2021. The assessments are part of a student’s achievement profile and help our schools ensure we have all necessary educational support in place.

    In Fraser Public Schools, we realize that our students do not come to us as “one size fits all” learners; they have different learning styles and learn at different rates. The district conducts benchmarking several times throughout the school year to progress monitor student growth.

    Individual results were shared with parents/guardians in November 2021, and are summarized on this page. 

    On August 20, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed into law Public Act 149, which took immediate effect as part of the Return to Learn package of laws. Public Act 149 of 2020 requires all districts to administer benchmark assessments to all students in grades K-8.

    Fraser Public Schools falls under Scenario 2 of PA 149: A school district chooses to use a local benchmark assessment or “another benchmark assessment with progress monitoring tools.”

    Specifically, Fraser Public Schools uses the following assessments: 

    Fraser Public Schools has long used these assessments, along with other data points, as part of our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

    Each of our schools holds data days, where student data is analyzed, and intervention plans are developed and put in place.


Student Achievement | 2021-22

Conclusion

  • The SRI & DRA-2 data points continue to incorporate Joanne Allain’s thinking of "years behind."

    Grade 2 Tier 2 9< months behind
    Grade 2 Tier 3 9+ months behind

    Grades 3-4 Tier 2 1<years behind
    Grades 3-4 Tier 3 1+ years behind

    Grades 5-6 Tier 2 1.5<years behind
    Grades 5-6 Tier 3 1.5+ years behind