District-wide Assessments

Creston implements a range of quality instructional practices that allow us to monitor individual student performance and growth as well as collective student performance at the building and district level.   Data from assessments informs day-to-day teaching and also helps us measure the effectiveness of our district educational programs.


Following is a list of major assessments administered across the district to measure overall program effectiveness:

Iowa Assessments

  • Administered in the fall to grades 2-12
  • Measures general academic proficiency in reading, math, science, social studies and written language

District Developed Standard Assessments

  • Administered grades JK-12

  • Multiple subject areas

  • Provides data on growth and proficiency related to standards from the Iowa Core

Writing Prompt (quarterly)

  • Administered grades K-5

  • Measures writing performance using rubrics with grade level prompts

English Language Development Assessment (ELDA)

  • Given to students in grades K-12 who are determined to have limited English proficiency.
  • The ELDA consists of four tests designed to measure academic and social language proficiency in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Formative Assessments for Teachers (FAST)

  • Administered to K-3 students

  • Measures pre-reading and beginning reading skills (screener)

  • Measures reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension on a grade level passage (screener)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

  • Administered grades 3-11

  • Measures general academic proficiency in reading, math, and science

Number Knowledge Test


Delaware Math

  • JK-1 screener The Number Knowledge test was designed to measure the intuitive knowledge of number that the average child has available at the age-levels of 4, 6, 8 and 10 years. This knowledge has been referred to elsewhere as a set of "central conceptual structures for number”.

  • Delaware Math: (grades 2-5) screener monitors the progress of individual students on a common set of prioritized benchmarks defined by the Delaware standards.


Contact: Kevin Teno, Director of Educational Services