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Assessments

Huda School & Montessori enjoys the reputation of exceptional academic excellence, which is substantiated by consistent high levels of performance on state and national standardized assessments. Huda School participates in multiple standardized assessments: Fountas & Pinnell, Northwest Evaluation Association's Measure of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP), Michigan Student Test of Academic Progress (M-STEP), Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), and American College Test WorkKeys (ACT WorkKeys). Standardized test student performance is just one data point used in combination with data points of formative and summative assessments used in the classroom to guide instruction. 

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems

Using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student's independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction. It provides teachers with precise tools and texts to observe and quantify specific reading behaviors, and then interpret and use that data to plan meaningful instruction. Fountas & Pinnell assessments are administered 2-3 times a year. 

Northwest Evaluation Association's Measure of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP)

NWEA MAP creates an assessment that adapts to each student's learning level. It measures the student's progress and growth. First grades - Second grades are tested in reading and math. Third grades - 8th grades are tested in reading, math, and language. The test is administered twice a year. 

Michigan Student Test of Academic Progress (M-STEP)

The M-STEP is a 21st Century test given primarily online each spring and is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter college. M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement. Grades 3 - 8 are tested in subjects, such as Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The test is administered once in the spring for grades 3 - 8. 

Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT and PSAT/NMSQT)

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In accordance with the State School Aid Act, summative assessments for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics shall be administered to all public school pupils in grades 3-11. The Michigan Department of Education has chosen to administer the College Board's PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 to students in grades 8, 9, and 10 to fulfill this requirement. 

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) for 11th grade is structured similarly to the SAT®, has the same sections and timing, and measures the same Reading and Writing and Math skills students learn in the classroom—the knowledge and skills your child needs to succeed in college and career. 11th Grade students have the opportunity to qualify for National Merit Scholarships. 

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

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The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, computer-based test created and administered by the College Board. 

The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

American College Test (ACT) WorkKeys

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ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments are the cornerstone of ACT workforce solutions. The assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace, and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. 

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