September Assessment Schedule
Dear Chartiers Valley Families,

Throughout the month of September, teachers will administer assessments in order to gauge students' mastery of specific academic skills. Teachers will utilize information collected from these assessments to adjust curriculum and guide instruction, intervention, and enrichment. These assessments will not be graded or reported; the data collected is for internal use only.

In order to obtain accurate data, all students, including those taking assessments remotely, should complete the exams independently, without the use of electronic devices or parental assistance. (Calculators are permitted when indicated.)

September Assessment Schedule
Assessment Descriptions

Classroom Diagnostic Tool (CDT): A set of online assessments, divided by content areas (Literacy, Mathematics, and Science). The assessment is designed to provide diagnostic information to guide instruction order to support intervention and enrichment. Click here for instructions, links, and additional information on CDTs.

Acadience: A set of curriculum-based measures for reading that assesses student development as a reader. Each assessment is designed for a specific grade level ranging from K-6 and measures critical skills for early readers.

STAR: A screener designed to gauge the reading comprehension skills and abilities of students in grades 3-8.

Thank you for your ongoing support!


Misty Slavic, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment
2030 Swallow Hill Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220