Henrico County Public Schools utilize diagnostic, formative, and summative data to support our balanced assessment system.  Only when this information is reviewed holistically are we able to get a complete picture of student progress and achievement.

  • Lexia Core5

    An initial placement test uses research-based criteria to place students in a level within the program. Work within the program uses computer adaptive to provide additional support as needed.

    This resource supports six areas of literacy. Students work in Lexia for 15-20 minutes a day, three times a week.
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    Smarty Ants

    This resource uses research-based criteria to place students in a level within the program. The assessment is completed three times a year. During the year, students complete activities that strengthen phonics understanding. Students work in Smarty Ants for 15-20 minutes a day, three times a week.Parent information: English and Spanish

    Pals

    The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening assessment is a screening tool of young children’s literacy development. Results are used to determine individual children’s learning goals, plan classroom instruction, and raise awareness of children who need additional support or instruction in early reading and literacy. PALS is administered to all students in the fall and spring, and there is an optional mid-year assessment window.

    Imagine Math

    Imagine Math PreK–2 is an online, adaptive, supplemental math program with academically rigorous math concepts reinforced by visual models, memorable songs, and intentional vocabulary. A game-based diagnostic assessment is embedded to personalize each student’s learning pathway. A benchmark assessment can take place up to three times per school year. Students work in Imagine Math 15-20 minutes three times per week.
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    Teaching Strategies GOLD

    The assessment model used in GOLD® follows widely held expectations for children birth through third grade and enables a whole-child approach to assessment. Color-coded progressions guide teachers toward selecting and adapting activities that support each child’s development and learning. Meaningful reports inform classroom practices and individualized instruction. Data collection is ongoing throughout the school year with specific times that checkpoints take place to finalize developmental levels.

    Bracken School Readiness Assessment

    The Bracken is used to assess a child’s readiness for school by evaluating the understanding of 85 important foundational academic concepts in the categories of Colors, Letters, Numbers/Counting, Sizes/Comparisons, and Shapes . The Bracken is administered in the fall and the spring.

    Additional Assessment Sources

    Examples may include:

    Other Digital Resources

    These division-wide digital resources have components that may be used as assessments.

    Literacy Footprints Digital Readers

    This resource is a collection of leveled text available in digital format. Teachers can use the text for small group instruction, and students can select text from a virtual bookshelf to read independently. Assessments, such as running records, are available to monitor student progress.