Students who receive Academic Intervention Services (AIS) take the STAR assessment more frequently to closely monitor the effects of this additional support on classroom performance. Teachers may use this assessment at any time to get a quick snapshot of ongoing progress in all areas.
NYS requires that all students in grades 3-8 take annual assessments in English Language, Arts and Math. Students in grades 4 & 8 also take a NYS Science Assessment. The data that is provided by these assessments helps teachers to:
- Monitor and evaluate the instructional program
- Identify individual, class, and cohort strengths and weaknesses.
- Measure thr performance of Medina students in comparison to other students in NY State.
- Provide support and additional resources/services to individual students.
Students in grades 8 (if accelerated)-12 take NYS Regents Examinations as required for graduation. For more information regarding Regents and Advanced Placement exams, please see the HS Academic section here.
For students with disabilities who complete NYS Alternate Assessment as per their Individualized Education Plan, see the office of Special Programs site here.