|District Achievement Goal||Graduation Requirements|
|District Assessment Plan||Assessment Resources|
|District and State Test Results|
"People without information cannot act. People with information cannot help but act."
Roseville Area Schools are committed to continually assessing student performance to provide parents and staff the data they need to make informed instructional decisions. The Assessment and Evaluation office coordinates state and district-wide testing. We analyze the results of these tests and provide analyses to various groups. We support teachers and administrators in their use of assessment.
District Achievement Goal
Roseville Area Schools are committed to continuous improvement. As part of this committment the district establishes 3-year goals and annual performance objectives. The current 3-year goals (2006-09) are broken into four categories: Resources, Equity, Achievement and Leadership. They are known as the REAL goals. The achievement goal is as follows:
Roseville Area Schools will equip students to succeed in our global society by engaging, supporting, and challenging each student to make significant annual academic growth.
The 2006-07 achievement performance objectives are to:
Minnesota students are required to pass a reading, math and writing test. If they do not pass the first time, they need to retake the test until they are able to pass. Both the presence of the graduation tests and the need to pass all three in order to graduate has not changed for a number of years. However, what has changed is name of the tests and when students take the tests.
The Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) are the state tests that fulfill Minnesota's high school graduation requirement for students who entered eighth grade in 2005-06 or later. These tests measure essential skills in Writing, Reading and Mathematics for success in the 21st century. If a student does not pass the first time, retests are available.
To be eligible for a diploma from a Minnesota high school, students who entered grade 8 in 2004-05 or earlier must pass the Basic Skills Test (BST) in reading, mathematics and writing. Students who have not passed the BST by April 2012 (the last retest available) must pass the graduation assessment being taken by Minnesota students at that time.
ISD 623's testing plan follows all state and federal regulations. For more information on the tests students need to take in order to graduate, please contact ISD 623's testing office at 651-604-3742.
District Assessment Plan
It takes more than a yardstick to track your child's growth. You probably use many different kinds of measures—a bathroom scale, birthday pictures, and increasing clothing sizes. Roseville Area Schools also use different measures to chart your child's and our district's educational progress. The assessments below are those that Roseville gives district-wide. However, the assessments listed on this page do not paint the entire picture. The observations made everyday by teachers and classroom assessments are another key element to truly understanding academic strengths and weaknesses.
These assessments help the district makes decisions about areas we can improve. However, the information from these assessments is coupled with the professional advice of our talented Roseville staff and the input of our committed Roseville community before making key decisions. See below for more information.
The resources below have been categorized by the specific assessment.
If you have any questions not answered here, feel free to contact us through the information listed on the left of this page.