Measuring how well our students are learning
Teachers use a variety of assessments throughout the school year to help understand how children are learning. Some are informal and give teachers a very quick picture of how well a student has learned a specific skill. Others - like state-mandated tests - are more formal and provide a larger overview of knowledge.
Using information from both informal and formal assessments, our teachers can better understand the needs of students and give them the tools they need to succeed.
Parents/guardians have the option to refuse their child(ren)'s district and statewide assessments. For more information on refusals of statewide assessments, visit the minnesota department of education website. You can access the Stillwater Area Public Schools' refusal form. For more information on refusing district assessments please contact the district's assessment coordinator.