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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
    October 2, 2017 - November 22, 2017 (AHS will narrow this window at a later date)
    Grade 11
    Only administered to students who meet certain criteria.
  • Accuplacer Part 2
    February 12, 2018 - March 30, 2018 (AHS will narrow this window at a later date)
    Grades 11-12
    Only administered to students who meet certain criteria, as set by the IDOE.
 
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
    April 30, 2018 - May 11, 2018 (these dates are unverified)
    Grades 10, 11, 12
 
ECA
  • ECA: End of Course Assessments
    What is it? ECA is a graduation requirement for all students in grade 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 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
  • ECA English 10 Early Winter
December 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
  • ECA Algebra I Spring
April 23, 2018 - May 25, 2018
  • ECA English 10 Spring
April 23, 2018 - May 25, 2018
 
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 12, 2018 - March 16, 2018
    Grade 3
  • IREAD-3 Summer
    May 29, 2018 - June 1, 2018
    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 15, 2018 - February 16, 2018
    Grade 3-8 & 10
  • ISTAR Part 2
    April 16, 2018 - May 18, 2018
    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.
--All 10th graders will take the grade 10 math and English portion.
--All 9th graders enrolled in Algebra I will take ISTEP+ 10 Math.
--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 Biology.
--ISTEP+ 10 math and English is the graduation requirement for students in grade 10 and 11,
   *  ISTEP Grade 10 retest for grade 11 only (GQE students who did NOT pass Math or ELA in grade 10)
        Winter December 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
  • ISTEP Part 1: 
February 26, 2018 - March 9, 2018
  •  ISTEP Part 2:
April 16, 2018 - May 4, 2018
 
 
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 (Beginning of year)
    August 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
  • NWEA MOY (Middle of year)
    January 8. 2018 - February 2, 2018
    Optional K-5
  • NWEA EOY (End of year)
    April 30, 2018 - May 25, 2018


PSAT
  • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • What is it?  The Preliminary SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board.
  • Grade 10 students; optional for grade 11 students
  • October 25, 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 (Beginning of year)
August 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
  • SRI MOY  (Middle of year) (optional 3 - 5)
January 8, 2018 - February 2, 2018
  • SRI EOY (End of year)
April 30, 2018 - May 25, 2018
 
 
 
TRC
Grades K - 2
  • TRC BOY  (Beginning of year)
August 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
  • TRC MOY (middle of year)
January 8, 2018 - February 2, 2018
  • TRC EOY  (end of year)
April 30, 2018 - May 25, 2018
 
 
 
WIDA