P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1809††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:April 16, 2018

 

INFORMATION ITEM

SUBJECT

Local Assessments Annual Renewal

RATIONALE

As you know, the accountability system of the Commonwealth of Virginia requires demonstrating student growth.In order to demonstrate student growth multiple measures need to be considered.In reviewing the products available for Reading and Math growth, STAR Reading and STAR Math provide student growth information and have the capability of creating learning plans based on student achievement.STAR programs are available through grade 12.

In reviewing the products available for four core subjects, PowerSchool (formerly Interactive Achievement) will provide student growth information and have the capability of creating learning plans based on student achievement.It will disaggregate data and provide reports to teachers.PowerSchool programs are available through grade 11.

 

The purchase price of the Renaissance Learning package includes STAR Math for grades 1-12, STAR Reading for grades 2-12, Early STAR Literacy for grades K-2, and Accelerated Reader for grades K-8.The total cost for the package is $24,038.33.

 

PowerSchool Assessment and Analytics includes the IA test bank, onTRAC longitudinal data system, and the ability to utilize other test banks.The total cost of this renewal is $23,429.50.

The purchase will be funded with instructional supply and local technology funds.††

ESTIMATED COSTS

$47,467.83

BUDGET CATEGORY

Instruction and Technology

LEGAL REFERENCE

Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers

STAFF CONTACTS

Mary Jane Mutispaugh

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