“Assessment is today’s means of understanding how to modify tomorrow’s instruction.”
-Carol Ann Tomlinson
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment are critical parts of school improvement and student learning. The Platte County R-3 School District is committed to the concept of assessment for learning. District benchmark assessments, Improvement Teams, and the use formative assessments are intended to diagnose student understanding, measure performance, inform instruction, focus instructional time – and drive achievement. The information gathered by the District from its assessment program will be used in a variety of ways to help steer decisions made by educators and leadership. This will be done to best assure that quality choices are made based on the information that is available to the District.