Students in the Russellville School District are assessed on their progress toward meeting the Arkansas State Learning Standards for literacy, math, and science. Teachers provide clearly articulated and appropriate expectations for their students that are aligned with these standards and that are appropriate for each course. A wide variety of quality assessments are used to reflect student proficiency, including classroom-based assessments throughout each semester.
Teachers collect information about what students know and can do in various ways:
- Direct observations of performance
- Reviews of written work and assignments
- Formal assessments, including district and state tests
- Test results and other information about student learning are shared with parents through conferences, report cards, and special reports
The ACT Aspire end-of-year summative assessment will be used to assess all Arkansas public school students in grades 3-10 unless they qualify for an alternate assessment. Each student will participate in English, reading, writing, math and science tests.
Click here to go to the ACT Aspire Landing Page, where you can take a sample test for each subject in each grade 3-10 to experience the test ahead of time!
If you have specific questions about the ACT Aspire assessment, you may contact the building counselor or administrator, and they will be happy to assist you.
There are many opportunities for schools to communicate about student learning throughout the school year. Parent/Teacher Conferences are held twice a year to allow parents, students and educators to share information and set goals for the remainder of the school year. At the end of each semester, report cards are sent home which communicate students’ progress in each of their courses as they work toward meeting learning standards. Parents can also view their child’s grades online through the Home Access Center (HAC).
Questions about reporting practices and/or assessments of your child’s learning should be directed to his or her classroom teacher.