Interpreting Assessment Results

  • Assessment fulfills a vital role in today's educational environment. The results are often a major force in shaping public perceptions of the abilities of our students and the quality of our schools.

    As a primary tool for educators and policymakers, assessment is used for many important purposes. Educators use assessment results to help improve teaching and learning, and to evaluate programs and schools. Policy decisions are often based on assessment data.

    Because of its important role, educational assessment is used in every classroom, school, district and state. It is vital to innovation, high standards and educational excellence.

    The guides below are designed to help you understand and interpret your student's assessment data. If you need assistance reading these documents, please contact Dr. Jill Lawson, executive director of assessment and students services, at 314-729-2400, ext. 8644 or