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Student Assessment

'Never, never, never give up."
Winston Churchill
 
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 any 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
    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 3-14, 2021
    Grades 10, 11, 12
 
DYSLEXIA SCREENER
  • IDOE, Dyslexia page
  •   What is it?  Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, Indiana's public and charter schools must meet an added requirement to identify, as early as possible, struggling readers who show risk factors for dyslexia and then provide appropriate instruction.  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.
  • Grade 1
    November 16, 2020 - December 4, 2020
  • Grade 2
    December 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
  • Grade K
    February 22, 2021 - March 5, 2021
 
HIGH ABILITY SCREENER
Grade K, 2 & 5
  • November 16 - December 4, 2020
  • February 1, 2021 - February 11, 2021
 
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 4 - May 14, 2021
 
ILEARN
  • ILEARN ECA:  Biology - Grades 9 - 12
    November 30 - December 17, 2020
  • ILEARN ECA:  Biology - Grades 9 - 12
    February 8 - February 25, 2021
  • ILEARN - Grades 3 - 8
    April 19 - May 14, 2021
  • ILEARN ECA:  Biology - Grade 8 - 12
    April 19 - May 21, 2021
 
IREAD-3
  • IREAD-3 -Spring
    March 8 - March 12, 2021
  • IREAD-3 Summer (re-test only)
    May 25 - May 27, 2021
    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+ Grade 10
  • 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+ is the high school accountability assessment for Indiana through School Year 2019-2020 and also serves as a Graduation Qualifying Exam (GQE) for students in cohorts 2019-2022.
  • Grade 10 Winter Retest
    November 9 - December 11, 2020 - Grades 11 & 12
  • Grade 10 Spring Retest
    February 2 - February 26, 2021 - Grades 11 & 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:  ERSKINE -   4th graders
    January 25 - March 5, 2021
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 
    August 17 - September 11, 2020, Math & Reading - Grades 5 - 10
    October 19 - November 13, 2020, Math & Reading - COMPASS
      October 19 - November 13, 2020, (Reading optional) - Grades K - 2 F2F
      October 28, 2020, 1 pm, Math - Grades 1-2 Virtual
      October 29, 2020, 1 pm, Math - Grade K Virtual
      October 19 - November 13, 2020, Math & Reading - Grades 3 -4 F2F
      October 27, 2020, 1 pm, Math - Grades 3 - 4 Virtual
      October 29, 2020, 1 pm, Reading - Grade 3 - 4 Virtual
 
  • NWEA MOY 
    December 7 - December 18, 2020 -
    Optional Grades 5 - 10
    January 4 - January 8, 2021 - Optional Grades 5 - 10
    February 1 - February 26, 2021 - Optional Grades K - 4
  • NWEA EOY 
    April 26 - May 21, 2021, Math (Reading optional) - Grades K - 2
    April 26 - May 21, 2021, Math & Reading - Grades 3 - 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)
  • Grade 10 students; optional for grade 11 students
  • October 14, 2020 (primary)
  • October 29, 2020 (alternate)
  • January 26, 2021 (winter)
 
SAT
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • What is it?  The SAT opens doors to college, measuring skills and knowledge.  It is administered by the College Board.)
  • Grade 12
    October 27, 2020
 
SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory)
  • What is it?  SRI is a computer-based reading test for students in grade K-10 that measures reading comprehension.
  • SRI BOY  - Grades 5 - 10
    August 17 - September 18, 2020
  • SRI BOY - COMPASS
    October 19, 2020 - November 13, 2020
  • SRI BOY - Grades 3-4
    October 19, 2020 - November 13, 2020
  • SRI MOY -  (optional 5 - 10)
    December 7 - December 18, 2020
  • SRI EOY - Grades 3-10
    April 26  - May 21, 2021
 
 
TRC : Pioneer Valley
Grades K - 2
  • TRC BOY 
    October 19 - November 13, 2020
  • TRC MOY
    February 1 - February 26, 2021

  • TRC EOY 
    April 26 - May 21, 2021
 
 
 
WIDA