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    The assessments given to our children are based on a review of researched Arizona State Standards and college-, and life readiness that identifies individualized student academic achievement and performance.

    The Tsehootsoi Dine Biolta school will administer the Azella Test this school year from 2023-24. The students enrolled in the Azella testing program are identified as second language learners. The child placed in the ELL program will determine appropriate placement for instruction. The reassessment is given once a year until the student is proficient or passes the test.  The TDB staff will ensure each student's success after each student moves into a mainstream classroom.

    The Read 180 and Math 180 are designed for classroom instruction and curriculum. However, the Math 180 and Read 180 tests are given 3x a year. We test at the beginning of the year (BOY), middle of the year (MOY), and end of the year (EOY). With student test scores, we collect data to track their individual scores and within their cohort group.

    Even though Math 180 /Read 180 is mostly used as curriculum, it also closes the gaps in each student's learning so he or she can perform at grade level. This curriculum empowers teachers to customize lessons and personalize student learning. At TDB, we use the Arizona State Standards to meet each individual student’s level of learning.

    The NWEA Tests are held 3x a year. All Arizona schools are required to show student growth. The NWEA allows educators to track student academic growth throughout a school year. We then report the test scores to our school administrators. NWEA tests are adaptive, across grade level, and are achievement focused. Our students experience a test that cognitively flexes with their learning. The NWEA exam provides challenging questions emphasizing academic growth. The test allows our students to go above grade level. The scores we collect measure your child’s current knowledge level.

    We want our students to be able to meet national norms and state standards at grade level. Each year, national studies take place ensuring NWEA MAP growth. This assessment runs congruent with our Arizona state and Navajo Nation academic standards to measure student achievement. Your child's academic ability is compared with students from all over the United States.

    There are several other standardized exams given to each student at Tsehootsoi Dine Biolta within each school year.   We administer the Dibels test, the AASA, and AzSci (5th grade only). Dibels is given to help educators assess how students are performing in reading.Dibels helps to determine how students are performing in reading. All students are tested 3x a year. Dibels can be given as often as once a week or once every 6 weeks. Dibels scores measure whether or not a student is on track in grade level reading. The AASA or Arizona Academic Standards Assessment tests are given for reading, writing, and math. At TDB, the test will be given to the students in 3rd through 6th grades. This is an Arizona state achievement test.

    Tsehootsoi Dine Biolta uses technology-based lessons which are data-driven, allowing us to meet Arizona state standards. The TDB, Window Rock Schools learning objectives reflect the mission statement, vision, goals, and state standards expectations.

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    Ms. Victoria Begay, ATR, Counselor