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Student Assessment

To develop personalized curriculum and IEP goals and objectives for each students we identify needs across the curricular areas:

  1. General education curriculum: grade level, general education curriculum together with accommodations and/or modifications to that need to be made for each student
  2. Expectations for student participation in general education environment and supports and assistance needed to maximize participation
  3. Specialized curricular areas (e.g., functional academics life skills routines, priorities, AT needs), and
  4. Functional communication and language & literacy development needs.

The Bridge School plans for studentsí curriculum needs and IEPs by conducting detailed assessments across curricular areas. Below is a list (in no particular order) of specific assessment tools that may be used to gather critical information regarding our students. Specific tools are selected based on curricular need areas, studentsí grade level, developmental and skill levels, specialized needs, and parent-teacher-student priorities.

Identify General Education Needs

  • General Education curriculum content inventory (HCSD Curriculum Guide; Open Court Curriculum; Hillsborough Preschool Curriculum Guide; Hawaii Early Learning Profile Curriculum Guide)
  • Academic skill assessments (Brigance, STAR, PIAT)
  • Participation planning (based on Beukelman & Mirenda) [PDF 206KB]
  • Inventory of General education settings (Hillsborough Preschool, North Hillsborough Elementary School, Crocker Middle School)
  • Attention Profile Supports Intensity Scale (adapted)

Identify Communication and Language Needs

  • MCDI
  • Communication Matrix
  • CALC
  • SGD evaluation-links
  • Detailed video sampling of communication behaviors
  • Social Networks
  • IPCA
  • FAF
  • PPVT - Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
  • PLS

The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) is the alternate assessment for the California Standards Tests. If the IEP team determines that the student should be assessed with the CAPA, the IEP team is also responsible for determining if the student should take the grade-assigned CAPA level or CAPA Level I. Adaptations are allowed on the CAPA to ensure the studentís optimal performance.

California Modified Assessment (CMA)
The development and implementation of an alternate assessment of the California content standards based on modified achievement standard.

For complete information on Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR), visit the California Department of Education Web site.

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