USD 458 uses a variety of assessments in order to monitor student progress and guide teacher instruction. Our nationally normed test used for universal screening for K-8 is AimswebPlus, and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), for grades 9-12. This assessment monitors an individual student's growth throughout their years in school.
Kansas State Assessments are another example of measures used in the district. Individual scores help teachers determine areas of strength and weakness for each student. Both the Kansas Assessment and the MAP help guide teachers so that they are better informed in meeting the individual educational needs of their students. Kansas Assessments, along with Kindergarten readiness, individual plans of study, socio/economic factors, graduation rates and post-secondary completion are a part of determining a district's accreditation status with the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)