Description of Assessment

  • EXPLORE is a curriculum-based achievement
  • Based on the major areas of high school and post secondary programming
  • Measures skills and knowledge needed for college success
    Includes a career exploration component related to future plans and career options
  • Assesses students in four core areas of their studies
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies

How it is Used

  • Identifies areas of academic risk and strengths and therefore allows for early intervention or increased academic rigor
  • Gives early insight and information related to college and career preparedness
  • Provides the first step toward longitudinal student monitoring starting in eighth grade through high school

Who is Involved

  • Students in 8th Grade