Davenport Community School District (DCSD) uses assessment results to measure student learning, monitor student progress and identify students who may need extra support. Assessment is an important component in the Iowa Professional Development Model.
- Assessment Resources: A variety of assessment resources including: testing taking strategies for students and parents, test preparation and score interpretation.
- Local Assessments: DCSD uses the Professional Learning Community (PLC) process for implementing data-driven decision-making at the classroom level. PLCs provide teachers with a structure to identify areas of student need and collaboratively determine the best instructional approach in response to that need.
- State Assessments: Iowa uses the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) for grades 3-8 and 11 as the annual statewide assessment.
- National Assessments: The COMPASS, ACT, SAT and AP exams are national assessments that can help students in their planning for post-high school opportunities. To improve students’ college and career readiness, DCSD has adopted the Iowa Common Core Standards, implemented STEM initiatives and offers concurrent enrollment courses in both academic and vocational areas.