District Assessments: Lake Standards Assessments (LSAs)
The Lake Standards Assessments (LSAs) were developed as part of Lake County’s Continuous Improvement Model. The results from the interim assessments are used for "formative purposes as administrators and teachers" identify "patterns across student learning that can inform curriculum and instructional planning" (Martone, Reagan, & Reed, 2017).
The results from the LSAs are used formatively by classroom teachers to inform instructional practices and monitor student progression toward mastery of Florida standards. In addition, school administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Curriculum Resource Teachers, Literacy Coaches, ESE School Specialists, and Guidance Counselors use the data from the LSAs to support students and teachers.
The Lake Standards Assessments (LSAs) support a balanced assessment system in which "teachers use classroom assessments, interim assessments, and year-end assessments to monitor and enhance student learning in relation to state standards and to the state's goals for student proficiency" (McMillan, 2013 p 61).
2022-2023 LSAs Testing Windows
Quarterly Assessment 1 (Q1): September 28 - October 12, 2022
Quarterly Assessment 2 (Q2): December 8 - 16, 2022
Quarterly Assessment 3 (Q3): March 1 - 9, 2023
OPTIONAL Quarterly Assessment 1-4 (Q1-4): see table below
|Quarter 1-4||Test Window|
|U.S. History & Biology||March 31 to April 3|
|Civics||April 4 to April 5|
|Algebra & Geometry||April 10 to April 11|
|Grades 5 & 8 Science||April 14 to April 17|
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