Puyallup, Washington

Educators in Puyallup, WA Find Interims are Key to Setting Learning Goals for Students

Teachers at Brouillet Elementary find the biggest benefit of using interim assessments is getting each student’s results back in their own hands so they can see where they can grow. The more engaged students are, the more they take ownership of their own learning!

Brouillet Elementary School

Location: Puyallup, WA

District: Puyallup School District

Mission: Brouillet Elementary, in partnership with our diverse communities, educates and inspires students to reach their full potential.

Interview Date: May 2019

“The information I get from the IABs is so valuable. I especially appreciate when it can break it down question by question and see which questions individual students struggled with as well as which questions my class as a whole struggled with.” Jennifer O’Toole, 4th Grade Teacher

Spotlight on Strategy

Interim Assessments at Brouillet Elementary Schoogive educators an early start on interventions so teaching strategies can better align with school-wide goals. See how the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments support their teaching structure: 

  • Weekly Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) help educators use feedback from the assessments to proactively set ongoing goals.
  • Interim data actively guides instruction every 5-6 weeks through collaboration between teachers and administration. 
  • Educators use interim assessment data as a tool for intervention well ahead of the summative year-end assessment. 
  • Students are empowered to take charge of their knowledge and growth during the school year by being involved in the assessment process from the start. 

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