Representatives consisting of YIC Directors, educators, and consultants reviewed numerous testing platform to determine one that could address needs throughout the state. As a result, TABE is now being phased out and has been replaced by Renaissance Star 360, a computer-adaptive assessment that measures student achievement on reading and math skills.
YIC in Granite, YESS, chose to start it at Decker Lake Youth Center. Students are tested in reading and math the first week of every month beginning in December. We are now expanding it to other sites with students who are more long term. Teachers, counselors, mentors, and instructional assistants are receiving training so that we are able to test throughout YESS.