In the Swanville School District, information about student learning and the performance of the school district is gathered from a variety of sources, including district and state assessments. Each piece provides a ‘snapshot’ of how well a child is doing. The more ‘snapshots’ gathered, the clearer the picture of what a student knows and can do becomes. Teachers, administrators and parents use assessment results to promote academic success for each and every student in District #486. Information obtained from assessments assists in assessing curricular success, planning continuous improvement and evaluating district programs.