• Big Lake Schools uses both state and national standardized assessments to measure student achievement, growth and readiness for college and career.
     
    Data collected from assessments is used in a variety of ways, including:
    • Future instruction - teachers use testing data to identify areas of individual interventions needed to challenge students more or provide additional instruction 
    • Curriculum review - testing data is used to identify curricular weaknesses and strengthens, and make changes for long-range planning
    • Reporting - data is used to report to parents and community members the status of student learning compared to area districts and state and national averages
    State and National Assessments Administered:
    • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)
    • Northwest Evaluation Association - Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA-MAP)
    • Graduation Required Assessments (GRAD)