Mosaica School Design
Testing for Success
At TPAAK we use testing and the resulting data to help our teaching team identify gaps in their instruction. We recognize that the most valuable testing is the testing that allows us to measure not just what a student knows, but how much he or she has learned since the last assessment.
To help us accomplish these aims, we conduct testing at the beginning of the year using Study Island, DIBELs, Scantron, SI and TCAP. As the year progresses, these tests are repeated, along with unit tests to measure achievement gains and instructional gaps.
Annually, the Colorado Student Assessment Program (TCAP) also provides us with data regarding student achievement as measured against Colorado State Standards.
Nationally, Mosaica students have achieved rates of educational improvement substantially greater than they had achieved before enrolling at Mosaica schools and better than the improvement achieved by students at surrounding schools. Part of this success stems from continuous and challenging core-subject instruction that improves student performance. Teachers instruct students in reading (including phonics for K-2), writing, mathematics, science and social studies every day by using research-based curricula and best teaching practices, including teaching to the multiple-intelligences— a foundation for recognizing and making the most of individual student’s different abilities and talents.