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Student Assessment

'Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do."
Dr. Benjamin Spock
 
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!! 
 
 
AP Testing
  • AP: Advanced Placement Testing Calendar
    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 6-10 and May 13-17, 2019
    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 Early Winter Algebra 1  & English 10   5th year seniors
    November 12 - December 11, 2018
  • ECA Spring Algebra 1 & English 10  5th year seniors
    February 11 - March 8, 2019 | Spring window
 
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.  This is for Grades 3 through 8 and grade 10.
    April 8 - May 17, 2019
 
ILEARN
  • ILEARN ECA:  Biology - Grades 8 - 12
    December 4 - December 20, 2018
  • ILEARN ECA:  Biology - Grades 8 - 12
    February 11 - February 28, 2019
  • ILEARN - Grades 3 - 8
    April 22 - May 24, 2019
  • ILEARN ECA:  Biology - Grade 8 - 12
    April 22 - May 24, 2019
  • ILEARN ECA:  U.S. Government (Optional) - Grades 11-12
    April 22 - May 24, 2019
 
IREAD-3
  • IREAD-3 -
    March 18 - March 29, 2019
  • IREAD-3 Summer (re-test)
    May 28 - May 31, 2019
    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.)
 
ISTEP+
  • ISTEP+:   Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus
  • What is it?  Grade 10  These tests are used to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grades 4,6, and 10) and Social Studies (Grades 5 and 7).
  • Grade 10 Winter Retest P1 & 2
    November 12 - December 11, 2018 - Grades 11 & 12
  • Grade 10 Spring Retest P 1 & 2
    February 11 - March 8, 2019 - Grades 11 & 12
  • Grade 10 Spring Part 1
    February 25 - March 22, 2019 - Grade 10
  • Grade 10 Spring Part 2
    April 8 - May 3, 2019 - Grade 10
 
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:  ERSKINE - 50  4th graders
    February 6, 2019
  • NAEP:  EDGEWOOD - 49  4th graders
    February 14, 2019
  • NAEP:  HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL - 63  8th graders
    February 21, 2019
 
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 13 - September 14, 2018

  • NWEA MOY (Middle of year)
    December 10 through December 21, 2018
    Optional K-8
  • NWEA Late MOY (Middle of year)
    January 7 - February 1, 2019
    Optional K-8

  • NWEA EOY (End of year)
    April 29 - May 24, 2019

 
Pioneer Valley
  • Pioneer Valley Leveled Reading Assessment
  • What is it?  ACSC is piloting these tests this year.  They are to measure reading skills at the beginning of the year (BOY), middle of the year (MOY) and the end of the year (EOY).
  • Kindergarten students ONLY
  • BOY (Beginning of year)
    August 13 - September 14, 2018

  • MOY - optional (Middle of year)
    December 10 through December 21, 2018
  • MOY - optional (Middle of year)
    January 7 - February 1, 2019

  • EOY (End of year)
    April 29 - May 24, 2019
 
PSAT
  • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • What is it?  The Preliminary SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board.  (Replaces Grade 11 Accuplacer)
  • Grade 10 students; optional for grade 11 students
  • October 24, 2018
 
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 13 - September 14, 2018
  • SRI MOY  (Middle of year) (optional K - 8)
    December 10 - December 21, 2018
  • SRI Late MOY (Middle of year) (optional K - 8)
    January 7 - February 1, 2019
  • SRI EOY (End of year)
    April 29  - May 24, 2019
 
 
TRC
Grades 1 - 2
  • TRC BOY  (Beginning of year)
    August 13 - September 14, 2018
  • TRC MOY - optional (middle of year)
    December 10 - December 21, 2018
  • TRC Late MOY - optional (middle of year)
    January 7 - February 1, 2019
  • TRC EOY  (end of year)
    April 29 - May 24, 2019
 
 
 
WIDA
Karen Heffelmire
Director of Assessment and Testing Services
765-641-2672