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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.
  • AP Testing 
  • Dates: May 1 - 12, 2023
  • 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 communicate with these families to share the child's screener scores and seek parent permission to proceed further.
  • Dyslexia Screener
    • NWEA Dyslexia Screener: August 15 - September 9, 2022
    • Grades: Kindergarten, 1, and 2

 

High Ability

  • IDOE High Ability Program page
  • What is it? Public school districts with gifted programs often use subject-specific, standardized tests to help identify students who qualify for gifted programming. This is one data point that ACS will use in the identification process.
  • High Ability
    • Screener: October 24 - November 10, 2022
    • Test: February 14 - 22, 202
    • 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. I AM is the alternative for ILEARN for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
  • I AM
    • Dates: April 3 - May 12, 2023
    • Grades: 3-8, and 10

ILEARN

  • ILEARN ECA: Biology
    • Dates: November 28 - December 16, 2022
      • Grades: 9 - 12 students completing Biology in December 2022
    • Dates: April 17 -  May 19, 2023
      • Grades: 8-12 students completing Biology in May 2023
  • ILEARN 
    • Dates: April 17 - May 12, 2023
    • Grades 3-8

IREAD-3

  • IREAD-3 - Spring
    • Dates: March 7 - March 17, 2023
    • Grades: 2 and 3; 4 and 5 re-testers only
  • IREAD-3 Summer
    • Dates: May 23 - June 2, 2023
    • Grades: 3, 4, and 5 (re-testers only)

ISPROUT

  • ISPROUT 
    • Window 1: August 8 - September 30, 2022
    • Window 2: October 3 - December 23, 2022
    • Window 3: January 9 - March 17, 2023
    • Window 4: April 3 - June 2, 2023
    • Grades: PreK

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: No ACS Participation this school year
    • Grades: No ACS Participation this school year

Naturalization Exam

  • Naturalization Exam
  • 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.
  • Naturalization Exam
    • Fall Semester
      • Date: December 12 - December 23, 2022
    • Spring Semester
      • Date: May 25 - May 26, 2023
    • Grades: Grade 12 students enrolled in Government class

NWEA

  • NWEA: Northwest Evaluation Association
    What is it? These tests measure math 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 to measure growth, inform instruction and assess strategy to better meet students' needs.
  • NWEA BOY
    • Dates: August 15 - September 9, 2022
    • Grades K-10 Math and Reading
  • NWEA MOY
    • Dates: December 12 - December 23, 2022
      • Grades K-8, Math and Reading
    • Dates: January 9 - January 23, 2023
      • Grades K-3 Reading
      • Grades 9-10 Math and Reading
  • NWEA EOY
    • Dates: May 15 - June 2, 2023 Math and Reading
    • Grades K-10 Math and Reading

PSAT

  • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • What is it? The Preliminary SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board.  It measures students’ college- and career-readiness, indicates student academic strengths and challenges, and provides additional support to students.
  • PSAT
    • Dates: October 25, 2022
    • Grades: 10 and 11

SAT

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • What is it? Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the SAT is the high school accountability assessment (Grade 11) for Indiana. The SAT opens doors to college, measuring skills and knowledge in math, reading, and writing. It is administered by the College Board
  • SAT (accountability)
    • Dates: March 1 - 3, 2023, Primary Window
    • Dates: April 12 - 14, 18-19, 2023, Alternate Window
    • Grade 11 all
  • SAT 
    • Date: October 27, 2022
    • Grade 12 - must register

WIDA

  • WIDA: World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment
  • What is it? This is for students who have been identified as English language learners (ELL) K-12. It measures a student's oral language, reading, and writing skills and informs instruction.
  • WIDA Assessments
    • Dates: January 10 - February 24, 2023
    • Grades: K-12, ELL students
Karen Heffelmire
Director of Assessment and Testing Services
765-641-2672