• Standardized Testing

    WLC School district students participate in standardized tests to describe student achievement and growth of student learning as part of program evaluation and school, district, and state accountability systems.  In addition, elementary and middle level students participate in standardized tests to measure student academic progress in order to inform student instruction. 

    For more information, refer to each school’s handbook. 


    Standardized Tests used in the District


     NH Department of Education

    New Hampshire State Assessment System

    English/Language arts/writing and mathematics

    All students in grades 3 – 8

    Science for all students in grades 5, 8, and 11

    Usually given between mid-March and early June



    National Assessment of Educational Progress 

    Also known as the Nation's Report Card

    Schools, grade levels, and students are selected by

    NAEP administrators; not all students take this test

    Scores are anonymous and are not reflected in students' grades.



    Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

    Tests Literacy & Math

    High School Students (Grade 11 Fall)

    High School (Grades 9 &10 Spring)



    Serves as the NH State Assessment for

    High School Students (Grade 11 Spring)

    Tests Literacy and Math


    Renaissance Star 360

    Tests early literacy, math, and reading

    Immediate results

    Students in kindergarten – grade 8

    Computer-based, adaptive assessment

    Benchmark testing several times per year

    Provides progress monitoring and

    Guides instruction and learning


    Fountas and Pinnell

    Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment

    Tests Literacy

    Elementary School Students

    Used as a diagnostic tool to

    Guide instruction and learning