Accelerated Reader (AR) and Accelerated Math (AM) are progress monitoring platforms in reading and math. Students use AR to take quizzes on books they’ve read independently, which count toward their monthly words-read goals.
Students with identified literacy support needs take beginning-of-year, mid-year, and end-of-year AIMSweb benchmarking assessments, with shorter, more frequent progress monitoring checks in between.
Infinite Campus (IC) is our network-wide Student Information System (SIS). It’s where we store nearly all information about our students, including contact details, enrollment history, grades, schedules, allergies, and attendance. Having everything in one place allows us to easily find the information we need, and keeps our operations running smoothly for kids and families. Though Infinite Campus is new for the 2015-16 school year, we gathered historical information from our previous systems and moved it in—so IC provides campuses with records going back to the start of Hiawatha, all securely stored in one place.
Kickboard is used for detailed daily behavior tracking and for storage of in-progress course grades.
Mastery Manager houses Hiawatha’s internally-created interim assessments, which students across the network take quarterly to gauge relative academic strengths and areas for growth. Teachers can also use this platform to administer class-specific quizzes and tests.
The Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) is a widely-used set of assessments used to gauge student proficiency and growth in reading and math against a set of national norms. Students take MAP benchmark assessments between once and three times per year in reading and math, depending on grade level.
PearsonAccess is the platform used to administer the annual Minnesota Common Assessments (MCAs), Minnesota’s state accountability tests for public schools, and the Optional Local Purpose Assessments (OLPAs), diagnostic tests generally used as a practice MCAs. Teachers can also use PearsonAccess to view current and previous years’ MCA results for their current students.
Read Live is a progress monitoring platform for students receiving double-block literacy support.
Microsoft SharePoint is how Hiawatha Academies shares documents, files and other resources network-wide.
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