In this section, you will discover information regarding the various statewide assessments used in our school district.  

    Brewton City Schools believes assessments (state and local) are one part of the total educational experience for its students. At their most basic level, assessments are the tools we use to collect the information we need to make decisions in everyday life. Teachers and administrators use state tests, work samples, and other forms of assessments to measure how well students are learning and determine how best to support them moving forward.

    Quality assessments provide results that are used to inform a broad range of decisions at the classroom and our district:

    • Teachers use formative and interim assessments in the classroom to identify gaps in student learning and adjust instruction;
    • Students and their parents use formative, interim, and summative assessments to check mastery of key learning targets;
    • State and local leaders use summative assessment results to make important policy decisions, like where and how to invest in Alabama schools and how to hold schools accountable for the outcomes of those investments.

    Tests come in ALL shapes and sizes

    FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS (assessments for learning) are processes applied during teaching and include tools a teacher may use to collect feedback about a student to help guide and improve that student's learning, such as observation, homework, and quizzes.

    INTERIM OR BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS provide mid-point or periodic evidence of performance and are used to identify gaps in student learning, evaluate programs, and predict success on summative tests.

    SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS (assessments of learning) are given at the end of instruction to gather and report evidence of what was learned, evaluate student performance against specific content standards, and assign grades. These tests are designed to provide information regarding the level of student, school, or program success at an end point in time, and include end-of-unit and end-of-year state tests.


    Brewton City Schools


    811 Belleville Ave.  

    Brewton, Alabama 36426

    Phone: 251-867-8400

    Fax:    251-867-8403