Academic Assessment

Upon admission to Winston, a learning consultant and specialists will assess students to identify their individual strengths, weaknesses, and learning profiles.  In addition to standardized assessments that are given throughout the student's years at Winston (including Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, Key Math Assessment and the Stanford Ten Achievement Test), ongoing benchmark assessments are continuously given and reviews to monitor the academic progress of each individual learner.  Diagnostic and benchmark assessments inform current instructional needs and help maintain appropriate placements and programming for all students.  Additionally, guided reading levels (GRL) are monitored throughout the school year using the Fountas and Pinnell system to inform instruction and monitor student growth.