In Irvine Unified School District, we promise to provide the highest quality educational experience we can envision. We evaluate our effects on student learning and achievement by focusing on evidence of student learning. IUSD educators acknowledge the importance of many different types of assessments, or multiple measures, as part of a balanced assessment system in determining our effect.
Ultimately, our work is guided by four essential questions:
- What do we want students to know and be able to do?
- How will students demonstrate that they have mastered essential learning and developed the essential capacities?
- How will we intervene for students who struggle and enrich the learning for students who are proficient?
- How can we use the evidence of student learning to improve our individual and collective practice?
The IUSD Data and Assessment Department is committed to act in service of this vision by connecting students, educators, leadership, and the community with data and resources to support continued improvement. Whenever possible, the IUSD Data and Assessment Department will take into account multiple measures and the context of the data when informing educational decision making.