MCSD - Striving for Excellence
of Student Success
the top priority for the Mediapolis Community School District.
Our school uses a variety of methods to measure the success of
Assessment results are used not only for evaluating student
achievement and growth, but also to assess educational programming and
to make decisions pertaining to future instructional plans.
Classroom teachers assess student learning every day in many
daily assessments may be formal (tests, projects, etc.) while other
daily assessments may be informal (observation, discussion, checklists,
Throughout the school year we have formal assessments administered at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. One of these district-wide assessments is the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (grades 3-8) and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (grades 9-11).)
(Students who are in the “Intermediate” or “High” achievement levels on the ITBS/ITED are considered to be proficient in that curricular area. Low performance is defined as 1-40%, intermediate 41-89%, and high performance as 90-99%.)