RISE (Readiness improvement Success Empowerment) is Utah’s newly adopted computer adaptive assessment system aligned to the state’s core standards replacing the SAGE tests. Students in grades 6-8 will take the RISE assessments in the spring of each year to measure growth against the core standards in the areas of language arts, math and science. Eighth grade students will also be assessed in writing. The students’ proficiency results are one way to see how much they have grown in their learning and also help the school to identify areas of need.
All students in grades 6-8 will take the MAP Growth test in reading and math during their classes 3 times a year. The MAP Growth assessments are used to monitor student growth throughout the year, to estimate students’ understanding of state standards, and predict their performance on the RISE end of level state test. The MAP Growth assessments help determine reading and math achievement levels for placement in intervention and honors classes and help our teachers see where instructional adjustments need to be made to better meet the learning needs of our students.