As a data-driven school, Athlos Leadership Academy administrators and teachers use student achievement results and growth data to determine trends in performance levels. Further, ALA teachers analyze student-specific data when determining the educational supports needed at the student level. Through benchmark assessments and continuous progress monitoring, ALA teachers have a clear understanding of each student’s current achievement data and set measurable goals for accelerating progress toward the year-end proficiency goals.
Curriculum, methods, and instructional techniques are chosen, reviewed, changed and updated based on the results of assessments, teacher observations, best practice, and current research. ALA’s primary focus is to provide students with a high-quality and rigorous academic program to prepare students for college or a career.
Athlos Leadership Academy follows the Minnesota Department of Education Procedures Manual for the Minnesota Assessments when making determinations of student requirements regarding assessments.
Athlos Leadership Academy District Assessments
Athlos Leadership Academy’s district assessments have been chosen as part of the school-wide board-approved assessment plan. Examples include Fountas and Pinnell and NWEA. Other assessments may be added to the district assessment plan under the directives of administration or the board. Parents and students may not opt of taking district assessments as they are required of all students in order to create learning plans to best meet student needs. All students will take district assessments in accordance with the assessment plan and the school assessment calendar.