The Cedarburg Balanced Assessment System includes classroom assessments, grade or course common assessments, the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment and state exams. All are standards-based and each type of assessment provides information about the attainment of proficiency in both content knowledge and skills.
Quality assessment impacts students’ motivation for learning and improves instruction. The teaching & learning interaction is informed by both formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment is a planned process in which assessments are used by teachers to adjust their ongoing instructional procedures and by students to adjust their current learning tactics. All Cedarburg educators are engaged in collaborative efforts with colleagues to develop quality formative common assessments that are directly linked to curricular learning targets.
Summative assessments are found at the classroom, district and state level and are used for grades and for accountability. The information gathered from summative assessments is evaluative and is used to assess standards-based proficiency.