• Welcome to the Wentzville R-IV Assessment Department

  • Assessments determine if students believe they can be successful

    HOPE is the light at the end of the tunnel - EFFICACY is the belief that they can get there. 

    What is the purpose of assessment? 

    The three main purposes of assessment are to expose thinking, promote growth conversations and produce evidence of proficiency. 

    Things to remember about assessments:

    • There is always a young person on the other side of the assessment.
    • There will always be an emotional response to any assessment given.
    • Students often relate their self worth on how they perform on assessments.
    • How we respond to students’ assessments can make or break their hope, efficacy and achievement.  

    When we are assessing students we should always be able to answer these three questions. 

    • Why are we assessing this?
    • Who will use the results of this assessment?
    • How will the assessment data be used to improve teaching and learning?
  • Dr. Jill Klahn Smith
    Director of Assessment, Data, and School Improvement 
    1 Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385
    636.332.3751  Ext. 22349


    Kathryn VanderPloeg
    Assessment Coach
    1 Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385
    636.332.3751  Ext. 22302