Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA)
Assessments Starting in Pre-K
Set skill acquisition on the right path from day one
Early childhood educators need an efficient way to assess students in the early years, sometimes before students can read or write. Children’s Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) uses audio and visuals to gain insights into student’s skill gaps. When students provide an incorrect response, CPAA provides scaffolding to help kids learn.
CPAA helps you answer these key questions:
- What is each student currently able to do and ready to learn?
- Which skills are emerging?
- How can we work with each student on specific skills, both in class and at home?
Computer adaptive skills assessment
Untimed, but a typical student completes both subjects in 20-30 minutes
After each incorrect response, students receive a second chance. They see the question again, with scaffolding. Researchers at Columbia University and MIT designed the test to be adaptive in this way to mirror a 1:1 student-teacher interaction and match the developmental needs of younger students.
The CPAA scoring algorithm takes into account how much scaffolding each student required, and reports include item level information.
Data for Early Childhood Educators
Educators follow three easy steps to improving classroom instruction:
|STEP 1||Assess. Students complete the adaptive skills diagnostic assessment independently on the computer.|
|STEP 2||Analyze. Educators and administrators instantly access interactive reports.|
|STEP 3||Teach. Educators can get started right away with targeted recommended activities and parent reports.|
CPAA gets us exactly the information we want in a child-friendly way.
Roxanne Turekian, Assistant Head of School, St. Thomas’s Day School, Connecticut
We personalize our workshops to help teachers master management of any NWEA assessment at their own pace both onsite and online.
Support When You Need It
Find CPAA technical support 24/7 through our online community or reach our technical staff via phone.