COMPONENTS OF THE WINSIGHT® PROGRAM
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS IN THE WINSIGHT PROGRAM
Each component of the Winsight® program serves a specific function and fulfills the needs of certain stakeholders. Together they help create a program that helps everybody succeed in their educational goals, so that everybody can win.
The program is comprised of the summative component and a benchmark component, plus future co-development opportunities for states and educators to develop classroom tools with ETS. Discover what their unique purposes are, when they are given and the benefits that they provide.
The summative assessment is administered at the end of the year to gauge student progress against state standards for accountability purposes. Results can help inform decisions about resource allocation, curriculum, professional development, and state policy, and provide a starting point for teacher planning for next year’s students.
Benchmark assessments are given periodically throughout the school year. At the beginning of the school year, such assessments can give teachers an early read on their students. In the middle, they can help gauge how students are likely to perform on the summative assessment. At the end, they can inform summer learning plans and next year’s curriculum decisions. The benchmark assessments also help students develop familiarity with what they will see on the summative assessment.
FORTHCOMING CLASSROOM SUITE
We recognize that even more needs to be done to connect performance on summative assessments to what happens at the day-to-day classroom level. We know that solving this challenge will take a mix of input from all stakeholders. We also recognize that every state has unique needs. This is why an important initiative within the Winsight program is the development of classroom tools in partnership with states and their educators.