Assessments provide valuable information for students, parents and educators on whether or not students have mastered grade level content and are on track to graduate prepared for the 21st century. Assessments provide valuable information to improve curriculum, instruction and leadership in order to better serve your child. Each student gains from assessment data because teachers know what students need. Teachers gain from assessment data because they grow as educators and can meet those particular needs. Assessment data helps students grow, regardless of their academic level, contributing to the DPS vision of Every Child Succeeds.


At Teller Elementary, we utilize a number of different assessments for various purposes:

  • MAP Growth Assessment (4 times yearly) to progress monitor all students growth in math, reading, and language.
  • STAR Early Literacy Assessments (Monthly) to progress monitor all students reading level – Mandated by district
  • CMAS & PARCC Assessments (Once yearly in the Spring) to measure summative academic growth and achievement for 3rd – 5th graders – Mandated by state
  • ACCESS Assessments for students who are learning English as a second language
  • Instructional Unit Assessments for Engage NY Math and Genre Studies Literacy
  • Multiple formative assessments to inform instruction across all subjects.