In order to track student progress more frequently than the once-per-year PSSA, SDP has identified within-year “leading indicators” of student performance. We find that, in order to reach the goal of 62% proficiency on the PSSA, there must be an increase in the percentage of students in grades K-3 (both overall and by student subgroup) who score at or above grade-level on aimswebPlus, the Districts’s within-year reading assessment. This 12-page brief explores two related research questions:
- How did students perform on the various subtests that make up the composite assessment for aimswebPlus?
- What does subtest performance reveal about students’ literacy skill levels? Where are students performing well, and where are potential areas of growth?