Per Federal Government (ESEA) requirements, school districts/schools that currently receive Title I program funding must notify parents at the start of this 2023-2024 school year that parents may request at any time information regarding any state or local school district policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by law and by the district.
Schoolwide Title I Schools include Weston Elementary and Rothschild Elementary.
Should parents request this information, the district must provide it in a timely manner, and the information must include a policy, procedure or parental right to opt out their child of the mandated assessments, where applicable.
Parents may also at any time request and obtain information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals.
The D.C. Everest School District continues to create academic and social-emotional support systems linked directly to the assessed needs of our students. This system, known as the Everest System of Supports (E.S.S.) provides all students with timely and targeted interventions based upon the data-driven results of universal screening tools.
The primary purpose of universal screenings is to help all students be successful by identifying students who require additional academic or behavioral support and identifying those who would benefit from higher-reasoning academic programs. By conducting these screenings, we can utilize data to identify students in need of more specialized academic or behavior intervention and provide assistance and preventative measures as early as possible. We also can identify students with higher reasoning skills and talent potential and provide them with the opportunity to participate in the Gifted and Talented Magnet program, or enroll in options such as Honors, Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses.
These screenings include state or district tests, as well as specific academic or behavior screening tests. The screening assessments are typically administered to all students two or three times per year.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states to test all students in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in high school. ESSA also requires students be assessed in Science once each grade span (3-6, 7-9, and 10-12 grades). Student performance on these assessments is reported in proficiency categories and used for accountability determination at the school, district and state levels. Wisconsin State statute also requires students to take grade 9 and 10 assessments as well as the social studies test. These tests together create the Wisconsin Student Assessment System.