How We Assess Learning

At Einstein Academy, our program aligns with the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards, including Colorado Essential Skills. We infuse these content and skill benchmarks into each class in a meaningful, authentic way so that students understand the “why” behind the “what” of their learning.

As the Mishnah (Ethics of our Fathers 4:1) states, "Who is wise? One who learns from every man." Students can (and do) learn from a many different sources and show that learning in a multitude of ways.

 

We use a variety of assessments in order to measure student growth and guide our program including self-assessment and reflection, peer assessment, and teacher-guided assessment. For the 2021-2022 school year, we are using the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and EL Foundations assessments for benchmark data collection, and we are using the Georgia Numeracy Project, Star, and Freckle by Renaissance assessments for math. Additionally, with our focus on real-world learning and community engagement, authentic assessment and subject-specific experts play a large role.