Assessment & Accountability
Assessment determines what students know and can do. Accountability then holds states, districts, schools, and students responsible for what students know and can do. Together, assessment and accountability form a system ensuring that results can be reported back to the community.
Within the process of teaching and learning, assessment plays a pivotal role in guiding curriculum and instructional decisions. Teachers use both formative and summative assessments to gauge the level of mastery of students in relation to standards, and consequently to enhance and align curriculum and instruction to meet the respective needs of students. The links on this page provide the "big picture" of assessment results on the state and national level, through PARCC, NECAP and the NCLB Report Cards, as well as providing resources to assist parents and teachers in understanding and interpreting the assessment results. In addition, you will find links to additional state/national assessments that are administered in the district.
MPS Assessment Calendar 2017-2018
SB Report Card Timeline 17-18
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College & Careers and the PARCC in Middletown
MPS 2016 PARCC Results Overview
New England Common Assessment Program and the NECAP in Middletown
RI Alternate Assessment
ACCESS for ELLs
National Assessment Educational Progress (NAEP)