Assessment & Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS

Student Safety & Discipline Reports

JCS Student Satety & Discipline Report.pdf

JCS SIR Report ALSDE.pdf

Student Achievement Reports

 

Jasper City Schools' Assessment Results - ALSDE Data Center  - Click on this link to see all available state assessment results.  

Jasper City Schools' A-F Report Card - Click on this link to view  Report Cards across Alabama School Systems

Please refer to the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) website for disaggregated reports:

Student Achievement Reports ALSDE .asp

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In compliance with the Alabama State Law (Alabama Accountability Act), the Jasper City School System would like to inform you of the December 2016 release of the A-F State Report Card, so that you may better understand the purpose and overall information included.

The system gives scores in four areas: learning gains; student achievement, local indicators and the graduation rate for high schools. The indicators will be released over a 2 year period; therefore, an overall grade cannot and should not be calculated and or communicated. As a school district, we are excited that 92% of our students in grades 4-8 had learning gains. We are also very proud of our graduation rate of 92%. We are continuously looking at instructional practices that impact student learning, so that 100% of our students experience learning gains. 

Parents can see how their school, or school system, compares to the rest of the state.

The report cards don’t yet include the letter grades that lawmakers mandated. The state will add letter grades in December of 2017.

The report cards can be viewed at: https://ap.alsde.edu/accountability/atof

Schools without a grade 12 will have information reported in the following categories:

Learning Gains
• Individual student performance from one year to the next
• Includes data for students in grades 4-8 in reading and math
• Reflects the impact of instruction

Student Achievement and Learning Gains
• Grade level performance
• Full academic year students at tested grade (3-8, 10) in reading and math
• Provides information of where students are in terms of grade-level performance and expectations

Local Indicator
• Determined based on one indicator tied to student outcomes
• Indicator is established by local schools and/or districts and approved by the Alabama Department of Education

Schools with a grade 12 will have information reported in the following categories:

Student Achievement and Grad Rate
• Grade level performance
• Full academic year students at tested grade (3-8, 10) in reading and math
• Provides information of where students are in terms of grade-level performance and expectations

Graduation Rate
• Reported for the district and schools that have a grade 12 
• Determined based on the percentage of high school students who graduate within 4 or 5 years of first entering the 9th grade

Local Indicator
• Determined based on one indicator tied to student outcomes
• Indicator is established by local schools and/or districts and approved by the Alabama Department of Education

 

Resources:
A-F Phase I Calculations
A-F Report Card Quick Facts
Schools with a Grade 12 Workbook
Schools without a Grade 12 Workbook


 


Assessment Materials for Educators & Parents

Alabama ACT State Testing Website

Links to electronic versions of assessment accommodation forms to be completed for IEP, 504, and EL students.

Depth of Knowledge Wheel

State Required Tests

ACT Aspire

ACT Aspire is a vertically-scaled, benchmarked, standards-based system of assessments.  It highlights outcomes that progress towards ACT College Readiness Standards and Benchmarks -- as well as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Using an integrated multi-dimensional approach, the solution will actually go beyond the Common Core State Standards by including science assessments, career readiness measures, and additional measures such as STEM and Text Complexity.  English, writing, reading, math and science assessments are available for grades 3-8 and early high school.

ACT Plus Writing

The ACT is a curriculum-based examination that matches well with the education standards in your state. Taking the ACT college readiness assessment can provide helpful information for all students, not just those who are planning to attend college. ACT can give every student a measure of his or her academic strengths and weaknesses. Results can be used to recognize academic strengths and areas that need improvement, whether students intend to go to college or enter the workplace after high school. Students not considering college may decide to make college plans later. ACT results can help students begin the career exploration and planning process. The ACT includes multiple-choice tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. The tests measure educational development in those areas and are based on what students have learned—they are not aptitude or IQ tests. Alabama also administers the Writing Test, for which students will write an essay in English in response to a prompt that defines an issue and presents two opposing points of view on that issue. The ACT Writing Test measures the writing skills students have acquired in high school English courses and complements the multiple-choice ACT English Test. Many colleges use ACT Writing Test results as a guide for placing incoming students into first-year composition courses.  All 11th grade students will participate in this assessment. 

ACT WorkKeys

ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs. As part of ACT's Work Readiness System, ACT WorkKeys has helped millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills to increase global competitiveness and develop successful career pathways. Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 1 million people across the United States.  ACT understands that work-ready students are more likely to gain greater employability.   In turn, WorkKeys is a tool that helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.  All 12th grade students will participate in this assessment.

Alabama Alternate Assessment

The Alabama Alternate Assessment is designed for special education students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams determine that the students will not participate in the regular student testing program. Students with significant cognitive disabilities must be taught and tested using grade level Alabama Extended Standards. The Body of Evidence includes a variety of products that illustrate student achievement on each Alabama Extended Standard for the grade level of enrollment. A Body of Evidence often includes actual student work, captioned photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, data charts, and graphs.

Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners - (ACCESS for ELLs)

The Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure English language learners' social and academic proficiency in English. It assesses social and instructional English as well as the language associated with language arts.

This test has six main purposes:

  • to identify the English language proficiency level of students with respect to state-wide performance standards
  • to identify students who may be candidates for English as a second language (ESL) and/or bilingual education services
  • to assess annual English language proficiency gains using a standards-based assessment instrument
  • to provide districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESL/Bilingual programs and determine staffing requirements
  • to provide data for meeting federal and state statutory requirements with respect to student assessment
  • to provide information that enhances instruction and learning in programs for English language learners.

ACCESS for ELLsTM consists of a battery of tests spanning five grade level clusters and five proficiency levels. The grade level clusters include:

  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

   ACT ASPIRE Resources

      Download Understanding Aspire Results
Download ACT Aspire English Exemplar Test Items by Grade Span
Download ACT Aspire Improvement Ideas for Summative Test
Download ACT Aspire Math Exemplar Test Items by Grade Span
Download ACT Aspire Parent Guide
Download ACT Aspire Reading Exemplar Test Items by Grade Span
Download ACT Aspire Writing Exemplar Test Items by Grade Span
Download Alabama Proficiency Levels Table ACT Aspire 2015-2016
 

EXEMPLAR ITEMS

Download ACTAspire Science Exemplar
Download Aspire Exemplar EHS English
Download Aspire Exemplar EHS Math
Download Aspire Exemplar EHS Reading
Download Aspire Exemplar EHS Science
Download Aspire Exemplar EHS Writing
Download Aspire Exemplar English Gr 3
Download Aspire Exemplar English Gr 4
Download Aspire Exemplar English Gr 5
Download Aspire Exemplar English Gr 6
Download Aspire Exemplar English Gr 7
Download Aspire Exemplar English Gr 8
Download Aspire Exemplar Math Gr 3
Download Aspire Exemplar Math Gr 4
Download Aspire Exemplar Math Gr 5
Download Aspire Exemplar Math Gr 6
Download Aspire Exemplar Math Gr 7
Download Aspire Exemplar Math Gr 8
Download Aspire Exemplar Reading Gr 3
Download Aspire Exemplar Reading Gr 4
Download Aspire Exemplar Reading Gr 5
Download Aspire Exemplar Reading Gr 6
Download Aspire Exemplar Reading Gr 7
Download Aspire Exemplar Reading Gr 8
Download Aspire Exemplar Science Gr 3
Download Aspire Exemplar Science Gr 4
Download Aspire Exemplar Science Gr 5
Download Aspire Exemplar Science Gr 6
Download Aspire Exemplar Science Gr 7
Download Aspire Exemplar Science Gr 8
Download Aspire Exemplar Writing Gr 3
Download Aspire Exemplar Writing Gr 4
Download Aspire Exemplar Writing Gr 5
Download Aspire Exemplar Writing Gr 6
Download Aspire Exemplar Writing Gr 7
Download Aspire Exemplar Writing Gr 8

ACT ASPIRE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS:

Introduction and Overview of the ACT Aspire Summative Assessment System

Length: 9 minutes - This video gives educators a brief overview of the ACT Aspire Summative Assessment system.

Student Reports

Length: 10 minutes - This video provides educators with an overview of the data in the two student reports: The Current Progress Report and the Supplemental Scores Report.

Creating, Editing, and Viewing Test Sessions

Length: 9 minutes - This tutorial will demonstrate how to create new test sessions, as well as how to view and edit existing sessions, within the Portal. This applies to computer-based and paper-based testing.

Educator/Group Reports, Part 1

Length: 10 minutes - This video helps educators understand the data in the ACT Aspire Educator/Group Reports, and focuses on the three reports that show student performance across subjects on ACT Aspire: Subject Proficiency by Student, Current Progress, and Supplemental Scores.

Educator/Group Reports, Part 2

Length: 7 minutes - This video helps educators understand the data in the ACT Aspire Educator/Group Reports, and focuses on the two reports that provide an in-depth look at student performance within each subject assessed by ACT Aspire: Proficiency Summary and Skill Proficiency

ACT ASPIRE PERIODIC ASSESSMENTS:

Accessing Periodic Interim Reports

Length: 5 minutes - This training covers how to access the Periodic Interim Score Reports within the ACT Aspire Portal. It applies to CBT for users with the Admin role.

Accessing Periodic Classroom Reports

Length: 6 minutes - This training covers how to access the Periodic Classroom Score Reports within the ACT Aspire Portal. It applies to CBT for users with the Admin or Test Coordinator role.

Introduction and Overview of ACT Aspire Periodic Assessments (for Educators)

Length: 8 minutes - This training helps educators understand the purpose and goals of the ACT Aspire Periodic Assessments; this includes Interim and Classroom Assessments.

Interim Score Reports: Teacher/Group Reports (for Educators)

Length: 7 minutes - This training helps educators understand the data in the two Interim Teacher or Group reports, the Student Performance Report and the Response and Content Analysis Report, which show student performance by teacher or other grouping created by your ACT Aspire administrator.

Classroom Score Reports: Teacher/Group Reports (for Educators)

Length: 8 minutes - This training helps educators understand the data in the two Classroom Teacher or Group reports, the Student Performance Report and the Response and Content Analysis Report, which show student performance by teacher or other grouping created by your ACT Aspire administrator.