District Assessment - Overview

Lake Worth ISD Assessment Program
Assessment in Lake Worth ISD comes in a variety of formats, both formal and informal. Teachers continually conduct informal assessments to determine the level of student learning. The results of these informal assessments help teachers know when to adjust instruction. Formal assessments such as student assignments, classroom tests, and projects often provide the foundation for grades that students receive on report cards at the end of each grading period.
In core subject areas (reading, mathematics, science, and social studies), teachers also administer curriculum-based assessments (CBAs). CBAs are always based on the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) covered during previous instruction. The results of these assessments provide information to teachers about concepts and topics that need additional instructional time. Additionally, teachers, principals, and curriculum staff use the results to identify potential weaknesses in instructional methods and materials.