Students learn best when teachers and school staff have a clear picture of what each student knows and is ready to learn next. District 287 uses various assessments to help. Below is important information about these assessments.
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District 287 administers state-mandated tests to all eligible students. To opt out of these state tests (e.g., Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)), the parent/guardian must complete the form below and return it to the student’s school. Please submit this form to your student’s school no later than January 15 of the academic school year. For students who enroll after a statewide testing window begins, please submit the form within two weeks of enrollment. A new refusal form is required each year parents/guardians wish to opt the student out of state tests.
What is SAEBRS?
The SAEBRS (Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener) is a brief, norm-referenced tool for screening all students to identify those who are at risk for social-emotional behavior (SEB) problems. SAEBRS is one of the only SEB universal screening tools built to assess both the absence of problem behaviors and symptomatology (e.g., internalizing and externalizing behaviors) and the presence of well-being and competencies (e.g., social-emotional skills).
How and when is the SAEBRS given?
The SAEBRS screener has both a student and teacher survey that, in most cases; both the student and teacher will complete. The SAEBRS will be administered to students roughly 6-8 weeks after the beginning of the school year. The SAEBRS is typically administered on a computer - and should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
Your school may measure students in grades 2 through 12 and transition programs twice per school year, in order to track how students’ perspectives have changed.
For more information, please contact your school's administrators.
In addition to the typical assessments given in the classroom, students in 287 complete various district-wide academic assessments during the school year. These assessments help teachers understand what would best help students learn, as well as measure how much they have grown. In Reading and Math, students may complete computer-based assessments from NWEA or Fastbridge Learning. Contact your school's leader for more information.