How We Test

Leman Virtual Academy

Within the state of Arizona, scholars will be responsible for taking the AzMERIT end of year test. Instructors will work with scholars to prepare them for testing by exposing them to the deep rich content provided by Leman Virtual Academy. This content, taught by highly skilled staff, and with your support, will lead your scholar towards subject mastery. Our goal is to prepare your scholar for life after their Leman Academy formal schooling.

Formative Assessment Strategies
The following are formative assessment strategies Leman Virtual Academy instructors use throughout the school year in order to provide information and to monitor each scholars’ progress and learning:

Discussion, observations, rubric, questioning, partner work, scholar/individual whiteboard work, small groups, short quizzes, end-of-unit or chapter tests, end-of-term or semester exams, warm-ups to check scholar understanding, closure for summary/reflection of what has been learned, homework, games, narration, projects, reading assessments, writing samples, nature study notebook, and copybooks.

Types of Assessment to be used at Leman Academy of Excellence and Leman Virtual Academy:

    1. Formative Assessment: This is a two-fold assessment: at the individual scholar level. It measures how a particular scholar is progressing in the instructional program and also identifies where support may be needed. At the classroom level: This is accomplished with on-going assessments, reviews, and observations that are used by our teachers to improve their instructional methods in the classroom throughout the school year.
      • Daily assessment
      • Linked to learning experience
      • Assessment of scholar understanding and mastery of skills
      • Data gathered is then used to modify instruction
    2. Summative Assessment: This is a form of assessment that may be teacher created or it can be provided through purchased curriculum. Summative data assessments produce valuable information that we use to make curriculum decisions, direct future instruction, and improve instructional practices. Summative assessment data is collected through end-of-unit or chapter tests. Summative assessment is also used by the teacher as an accountability measure and is included in the grading process.
    3. Benchmark Assessment: Teachers will use benchmark testing to: 1) Measure the achievement of school learning standards and/or Arizona Standards of scholars 2) Provide information that can be used to guide instruction in cyclical fashion.

A. Measure scholar mastery of standards targeted for instruction, indicating what scholars have accomplished when given appropriate learning opportunity

B. Predictive of scholar performance on statewide testing

C. Data used at classroom level to support data-driven instruction

D. Helps teachers with future instructional planning

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