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Assessment Information

 

Date

Assessment

Grade Levels

Purpose

Contact

January through March

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

4, 8, and 12

Schools chosen yearly at random

NAEP is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in student performance over time.

Dani Johnson, Test Coordinator

January through February

ACCESS for ELLs® and ACCESS for ELLs Alternate Assessment

All ELL Students (K through 12)

State required assessment to measure English language proficiency for students identified as English Language Learners

(Estimated test time = 3 hours)

Dani Johnson, Test Coordinator

March through May

Smarter Balanced Assessment - English Language Arts and Math

3rd-8th and 11th

State required summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement

(Estimated test time = 2 to 4 hours per test)

Dani Johnson, Test Coordinator

March through May

MSAA - ELA and Math Alternate Assessment

Qualifying student in 3rd-8th and 11th

 

State required alternate, summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement for identified SPED students

(Estimated test time = 2.5 hours)

Dani Johnson, Test Cordinator or Special Education Department

April 1 through

May 3

SD Science and Science Alternate

5, 8, and 11

State required summative assessment measuring science achievement

 (Estimated test time = 2 hours)

Assessment and Evaluation