The STEP Literacy Assessment® is a developmental literacy assessment, instructional tool, and data management system that defines the pathway and tracks the progress of pre-kindergarten through third grade students as they learn to read using research-based milestones. Below you can see the incredible growth Capitol Collegiate Kindergarteners have made.
We are one of the few elementary schools that teach both a Math Problem Solving as well as a Math Procedures Block. We believe that students should be able to represent their knowledge in both contexts. For Math Problem Solving, we use Singapore Math and Math Investigations. Both focus on how students solve and justify problems using multiple methods. In Math Procedures, students focus on standards in small groups and learn the specifics behind the steps to solving math problems. As opposed to the Problem Solving, which requires students to construct meaning before knowing how to more technically solve a problem, Math Procedures is the more “traditional” math that formally teaches students the logistical steps required to solve “book and paper” problems. This content is heavily based on Common Core and California State standards. Below you can see the incredible growth Capitol Collegiate Kindergarteners made last year based on the Problem Solving and Procedures final exam as well as the Terra Nova.