Welcome to Greensville County Public Schools Assessment Page
What It Means to Assess
Learning is a continuous process that starts before children come to school and continues after they graduate.
Assessments are tools we use to see what a student knows, so that we can plan the next learning experience in addition to reporting what progress has been made in school. Assessments come in a variety of forms: from classroom tests and quizzes to college entrance exams. They can also include informal questioning prior to or following instruction. Some assessments turn into a grade for a student, but many more are designed to help drive instruction.
When we prepare for strong instruction, educators want to know what students already know before new learning begins. This is one of the primary purposes of assessment: to establish a baseline of knowledge.