Screening/Benchmark Assessments

  • The Kirkwood School District uses a range of informal and formal assessments to determine the instructional strength and needs of students, and thus guide how we proceed in supporting their learning.  Benchmark assessments are important measures used to assess learning, growth, and potential risk for future academic success.  FastBridge assessments are one of several pieces of information we use to inform conversations about possible supports and interventions, almost always within the broader context of additional data and/or classroom-based information collected by teachers.

    We encourage families to review the links below for additional information.  In addition, the video may be helpful to families receiving results of recent screening/benchmark assessments.

Screening & Assessment Graphic - National Center for Improving Literacy