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Testing our students

We want to take some of the mystery (and possibly the anxiety!) out of the tests that are given to students at the Anderson Community School Corporation (ACSC). 

On this page you will find information about each assessment, listed alphabetically, with their date ranges, who is tested, and a brief explanation.
 
Note: The date ranges are when students may be tested. They will not be testing for the entire duration of the dates.
 
AP Testing
  • AP: Advanced Placement Testing
    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.
  • Dates: May 2-13, 2022
  • Grades: 10, 11, 12
 
Dyslexia Screener
  • IDOE, Dyslexia page
  • What is it? All students in K-2nd grades will undergo a universal screener to check their skills. Those who are found to be 'at risk' or 'at some risk' will get extra help to learn the needed skills. Schools will meet with these families to share the child's screener scores and seek parent permission to proceed further.
  • Map Reading Fluency: August 9 - September 3, 2021
  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2
 
High Ability
  • IDOE Office of High Ability Education Resource page
    What is it? Public school districts with gifted programs often use subject-specific, standardized tests to identify students who qualify for gifted programming.
  • Screener: October 18 - November 5, 2021
  • Test: February 7 - 18, 2022
  • Grades: Kindergarten, 2, and 5
 
I AM
  • I AM: Indiana's Alternate Measure
    What is it?  I AM measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana's Content Connectors aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards. 
  • Dates: April 4 - May 13, 2022
  • Grades: 3-8, and 10
 
ILEARN
  • ILEARN ECA: Biology
    • Dates: November 29 - December 16, 2021
    • Grades: 9 - 12 students completing Biology in December 2021
  • ILEARN
    • Dates: April 18 - May 13, 2022
    • Grades 3-8
  • ILEARN ECA: Biology
    • Dates: April 18 - May 20, 2022
    • Grades: 8-12 students completing Biology in May 2022
 
IREAD-3
  • IREAD-3 - Spring
    • Dates: March 7 - March 11, 2021
    • Grades: 3 and 4 (re-testers only)
  • IREAD-3 Summer
    • Dates: May 23 - May 26, 2021
    • Grades: 3 and 4 (re-testers only)
 
ISTEP+ Grade 12 Retest
  • ISTEP+:   Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress-Plus
  • What is it? These tests are used to measure student achievement (in mathematics and English/Language Arts) beginning in Grade 10.  ISTEP+ serves as a Graduation Qualifying Exam (GQE) for students in cohorts 2019-2022.
  • ISTEP+ Winter Retest
    • Dates: November 8 - December 10, 2021
    • Grade 12
  • ISTEP + Spring Retest
    • Dates: February 7 - March 4, 2022
    • Grade 12
 
NAEP
  • NAEP: National Assessment of Educational Progress
  • What is it? Self-described as the 'Nations Report Card', this test is the only nationally representative assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. The test is given to a representative sample of students across the country. Results are reported for groups of students with similar characteristics, not individual students.
  • NAEP
    • Date: January 26, 2022
    • Grade 4 at Erskine Elementary School
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.
  • NWEA BOY
    • Dates: August 19 - September 3, 2021
    • Grades 5-10, Math and Reading 
  • NWEA MOY
    • Dates: December 6 - December 7, 2021, Math and Reading
    • Dates: January 3 - January 14, 2022
    • Grades K-10
  • NWEA EOY
    • Dates: May 9 - May 26, 2022, Math and Reading
    • Grades K-10
PSAT 10
  • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • What is it? The Preliminary SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board. (Replaces Grade 11 Accuplacer).
    • Dates: October 26, 2021
    • Grades: 10 and 11
 
SAT
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • What is it? The SAT opens doors to college, measuring skills and knowledge. It is administered by the College Board.) Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the SAT is the high school accountability assessment for Indiana.
    • Dates: March 2-4, 2022, Primary Window
    • Dates: April 13 - 20, 2022, Alternate Window
    • Grade 11
 
WIDA
Karen Heffelmire
Director of Assessment and Testing Services
765-641-2672