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  •  "Assessment is most productive when its purpose is for learning."  

    - Rick Stiggins


    Assessment of student learning is an integral part of the teaching and learning cycle. The PPS Quality Assessment Framework includes guidelines and principles that can effectively support the achievement of each student. PPS strives to follow a balanced assessment approach for students, including (click on each assessment type for a short description):

  • This table shows, by grade level, which assessment students take in PPS. For more information about specific assessments click on the assessment names below the table.

    Standardized Assessments

    Assessment descriptions


    In PPS, student assessment is supported by two departments:

    Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)

    Visit the OTL webpage for information about how we use assessments to support teachers and students. The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) supports teachers in continuous improvement of their knowledge and skills.

    Research, Assessment, and Accountability (RAA)

    The department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability (RAA) administers statewide and districtwide assessments.

    Your school's administrators or test coordinator should be your first point of contact if you have questions about assessments for your student.