DPMS students taking RISE — Utah's new state assessment
Assessments play an important role in preparing students for the future. DPMS students are starting to take the new RISE standards assessment test. RISE, which replaces SAGE, will offer a baseline for student learning, while ensuring that student growth and proficiency reflect what a student knows and can do. The tests provide students with feedback on how they are doing, and it allows teachers to see if their instruction matches the state standards.
About RISE (Readiness, Improvement, Success, Empowerment)
Students in grades 3-8 will take RISE assessments in ELA and Math (grades 3-8), Science (grades 4-8), and Writing (grades 5 and 8). The assessment is a multistage computer adaptive criterion referenced assessment system.
Benefits of RISE:
– A new interface that allows full navigation – backward, forward, review and revise.
– New and enhanced reports (for students, teachers and administration).
– Writing portion of the tests will now only be for grades 5 and 8.
– Test questions are aligned to Utah core standards, utilizing questions developed over the past five years by Utah teachers.
– Provides teachers tools to inform their instruction and increase student achievement.
– Helps answer two questions: “how good is the school?” and “is the school improving?”