Assessment is a valuable part of Red Clay’s educational program. This important component allows teachers to plan, document and evaluate student learning in an ongoing cycle. This teaching process is crucial to promote student achievement. Tests and other assessments provide evidence of student learning and help teachers identify next steps in their instruction. The Red Clay Consolidated School District is evaluating assessments our students currently take to determine the appropriate amount of testing necessary to meet the needs of students and educators. Parent, student, and educator perceptions are an important part of this process. Please provide your input by completing the Parent survey athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/assess_parent (English) or https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/assess_parentspanish (Spanish). The survey will be open from October 16th through November 3rd. We will also be gathering input from teachers and some students. This valuable feedback will be used to refine the district’s assessment program.