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Student Assessment

'Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Benjamin Franklin
 
TESTING OUR KIDS

We want to take some of the mystery (and possibly the anxiety!) out of the tests that are given to ACS students throughout the year.

On this page you can expect to find each assessment, listed alphabetically, with their date ranges, who is tested, a brief explanation along with any other information we believe might be helpful. If you click on the title for the 'What is it?' article for each section you will be taken to the IDOE or equivalent page for more information.

Please contact the webmaster if you have suggestions. ACS webmaster

NOTE: THE DATES RANGES ARE THE DAYS WHEN STUDENTS MAY BE TESTED. THEY WILL NOT BE TESTING THE ENTIRE TIME!!
 
 
Accuplacer
  • Accuplacer
    What is it? The purpose of this assessment is to identify students in need of remediation before leaving high school. This test is only administered to students who meet certain criteria as determined by the IDOE.
  • Accuplacer Part 1
    November 8, 2016 - November 11, 2016
    Grades 11-12
    Only administered to students who meet certain criteria.
  • Accuplacer Part 2
    March 13, 2017 - March 17, 2017
    Grades 11-12
    Only administered to students who meet certain criteria.
 
AP Testing
  • AP: Advanced Placement
    What is it? AP or Advanced Placement Exams are taken by students enrolled in AP classes and offer an opportunity for students to receive college credit at the university they plan to attend.
  • AP Testing
    May 1, 2017 - May 12, 2017 (these dates are unverified)
    Grades 11, 12
 
ECA
  • ECA: End of Course Assessments
    What is it? ECA is a graduation requirement for all students in grades 10 - 12 meaning they must pass both to receive a diploma. Students must complete Algebra I and/or English 10 to be eligible to test.
  • ECA Algebra I Early Winter
December 5, 2016 - December 14, 2016
  • ECA English 10 Early Winter
December 6, 2016 - December 9, 2016
  • ECA Algebra I Spring
May 10, 2017 - May 19, 2017
  • ECA English 10 Spring
May 16, 2017 - May 19, 2017
 
IREAD-3
  • IREAD-3: Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination
  • What is it?  For third graders only, this is designed to measure foundational reading standards through grade three.
  • IREAD-3
    March 13, 2017 - March 17, 2017
    Grade 3
  • IREAD-3 Summer
    May 30, 2017- July 21, 2017
    This is for Grade 3 students who did NOT pass the IREAD test in March
    (If students do not pass this summer they will re-take as 4th graders.)
 
ISTAR
  • ISTAR: Indiana Standards Tools for Alternate Reporting
    What is it? This assessment is Indiana's alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities. This is used in place of ISTEP+.
  • ISTAR Part 1
    January 9, 2017 - February 3, 2017
    Grade 3-8 & 10
  • ISTAR Part 2
    April 10, 2017 - May 19, 2017
    Grade 3-8 & 10
 
ISTEP+
ISTEP+: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus
What is it? ISTEP+ is designed to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grades 4 and 6), and social Studies (Grades 5 and 7) for grades 3 - 8.
--Some 10th graders will only take the grade 10 math and English portion.
--Grades 8 - 12 will also take the ISTEP+ 10 Science if they are currently enrolled in Biology for the first time.
--Grades 10 - 12 will take the ISTEP+ 10 Science if they have previously completed Biology but have not completed the Biolo
--ISTEP+ 10 math and English is the graduation requirement for students in grade 9 and beyond.
  • ISTEP Part 1: 
February 27, 2017 - March 10, 2017
  •  ISTEP Part 2:
April 17, 2017 - May 5, 2017
 
 
NWEA
  • NWEA: Northwest Evaluation Association
    What is it? These tests are to measure math, language and reading skills at the beginning of the year (BOY), middle of the year (MOY) and the end of the year (EOY).
    This assessment is used by teachers to make decisions about instruction to better meet students' needs.
Grades K - 10
  • NWEA BOY
    August 22, 2016 - September 21, 2016
  • NWEA MOY
    January 9, 2017 - February 3, 2017
    Optional K-5
  • NWEA EOY
    May 1, 2017 - May 26, 2017


SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory)
  • What is it?  SRI is a computer based reading test for students in grade K-12 that measures reading comprehension.
  • Grades 3 - 10
  • SRI BOY
August 22, 2016 - September 16, 2016
  • SRI MOY (optional 3 - 5)
January 9, 2017 - February 3, 2017
  • SRI EOY
May 1, 2017 - May 26, 2017
 
 
 
TRC
Grades K - 2
  • TRC BOY
August 22, 2016 - September 30, 2016
  • TRC MOY
December 12, 2016 - February 3, 2017
  • TRC EOY
May 1, 2017 - May 26, 2017
 
 
 
WIDA