Office of Assessments
Thank you for visiting our page! Testing is one tool that schools use to measure how well students understand and apply what they learn in school. We use a variety of assessments to monitor student performance including multiple-choice tests, portfolios, performance tasks, and essays. Assessment results are used to evaluate whether students need additional support and/or enrichment. Some assessments are required by the state and federal government, while others are chosen by Durham Public Schools to improve student, school, and district performance.
We hope the resources within our page help answer your questions and provide insight into the assessments administered in DPS: