Waimalu Elementary

Curriculum & Programs » Assessment



DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills)

A series of short assessments given to children in K-6 to screen for reading readiness skills and monitor their progress in learning the necessary skills to become successful readers. Teachers use the data to provide appropriate instruction for all students to meet grade level targets in reading.

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) Science

The Online Hawaii State Science Assessments will measure students' attainment of only the knowledge and skills found in the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III (HCPS III). These assessments will be administered to all public and public charter school students in grades 4 and 8. 

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college-and-career-ready.

Practice Test & Sample/Performance Tasks

The sample items and tasks can be viewed by grade band (grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school) or content focus. They showcase the variety of item types- including technology-enhanced items and performance tasks- that will be included in the Smarter Balanced assessment system.