Description of CPSD Assessments

Teachers and administrators use district assessments as a measure of student progress in target areas during the school year, and use results to inform instruction. District assessments are used to:

  • Compare student learning between schools, grade levels, and across the district;
  • Complement state assessment data for District and School Improvement Planning;
  • Ensure that students are placed in classes and programs that best promote learning and success; and
  • Identify students who might need more instructional support or intervention.

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. DIBELS tests are designed to be short fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills. This literacy assessment will be administered three times a year (fall, winter and spring) to all students in second grade.

Parents: Go to the DIBELS homepage
CPSD Staff: Go to DIBELS report site
(please contact your building DIBELS coordinator to get your user name/password).

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Clover Park School District requires Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests for all students grades 2-8 and all students in grades 9-12 students who have an IEP or are currently enrolled in LAP. MAP tests are state-aligned computerized adaptive assessments that provide diagnostic instructional information. MAP tests identify skills and concepts individual students have learned, monitor academic growth over time, and place new students into appropriate instructional programs.

Parents: Go to Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
CPSD Staff: Go to NWEA MARC Site - please contact your building MAP coordinator to get your user name/password.


STAR is an online computer adaptive diagnostic. This assessment is aligned to the Common Core for grades k-12. After taking the diagnostic teachers may use the data to determine instructional decisions. Teachers may also choose to progress monitor their students between the district assessment windows to demonstrate growth.

Parents: Go to the STAR homepage