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Testing

Istation

New 2016-2017 state mandated k-3 reading assessment that replaces DIBELS

  •      Adaptive assessment that covers reading levels K - 5th grade
  •      ISIP Early Reading and ISIP Espanol provide growth information in the five critical domains of early reading:
    • Phonemic awareness
    • Alphabetic knowledge and skills
    • Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
  •      3 Benchmark Assessments, monthly progress monitoring for students scoring in ISIP Tiers 2 and 3 (below 40th percentile)

PARCC

PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers): Math and English Language arts/literacy - REQUIRED TESTING for Grades 3 – 5 by Federal and State Legislation

PARCC assessments are required for all students in grades 3 - 5. This is a summative assessment with items requiring multiple steps to measure critical thinking, reasoning and the ability to apply skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and mathematics.

  •  Tests the Common Core State Standards
  •  Available on computer or paper
  •  Available in Spanish for math assessments only

 3rd grade 8.25 hours, 4th grade 8.5 hours, 5th grade 8.5 hours per child once within this window:

Understanding the PARCC Score Report


 

 

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Interim Assessments - REQUIRED TESTING for Grades K – 5 by District

Stepping Stones is a math benchmark assessment and is required for all elementary school students in grades K - 5. These assessments will provide data on the core learning of three modules and the essential learning based on the Common Core State Standards.

  •  Paper-based testing
  •  Open-ended items
  •  Tests student knowledge after every three modules
  •  Based on the Stepping Stones Pacing Guide (created by Curriculum & Instruction)
  •  Available in Spanish

 30 minutes per child once within these windows:

  •  October 12 – 23, 2015, December 14, 2015 – January 15, 2016 and March 1 – 24, 2016

4th-5th ELA Interim Assessment

4th – 5th English Language Arts (ELA) Interim Assessments – REQUIRED TESTING for 4th and 5th grade Regular Education Students by District

ELA Short Cycle Assessment is a required assessment for 4th and 5th grade Regular Education students. The two administrations will be parallel forms; testing the same standards.

  •  Prebuilt summative assessments based on Common Core State Standards
  •  Available on computer or paper
  •     ELA assessments will include a variety of evidence-based selected response items and technology-enhanced constructed response items
  •  Math will include a variety of innovative type items

 60 minutes per child once within these windows:

  •  October 19 – 30, 2015 & January 25 – February 5, 2016

SLA

Spanish Language Arts (SLA) - REQUIRED TESTING by State Legislation

The SLA assessment is available for ELL students who qualify to take Reading in Spanish: PARCC - ELA is not available in Spanish.

  •  Available on paper
  •  3 hours per child once within this window: March 7 – 25, 2016

SBA (Science)

SBA (Science) - REQUIRED TESTING by Federal and State Legislation

The SBA assessment is required for all 4th grade students.

  •  Tests the New Mexico science content standards
  •  Available on computer or paper
  •  Available in Spanish
  •  3 hours per child once within this window: March 7 – 25, 2016

ACCESS

ACCESS - REQUIRED TESTING for ELL students by Federal Legislation

Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) is a large-scale test on English development standards.

  •  Provides information on the English skills necessary to be successful in an English-only mainstream classroom without extra support
  •  Available on computer or paper
  •  2.75 hours per child once within this window: January 11 – February 26, 2016

NMAPA/NCSC

NMAPA/NCSC - REQUIRED TESTING by Federal and State Legislation

The NMAPA and NCSC are alternative assessments required only for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

  •  Available on computer or paper
  •  Window for administration: TBD
  •  Time for administration: varies by student

End of Course

End of Course (EoC) Exams - REQUIRED TESTING for Grades 4 & 5 by NMPED

The EOC exams are required for 4th grade students in a physical education course, and 5th grade students in music or art courses.

  •  Available on computer or paper
  •  Available in Spanish
  •  45 minutes per child once within this window: May 9 - May 20, 2016
  •     Click Here for more information

i-Ready

i-Ready Reading – Alternative testing for K - 5 Special Education Students by district

i-Ready is an ELA diagnostic test that is computer adaptive and is optional for K – 5 Special Education students. It will provide the performance level of each student by domain.

  •  A computer-based diagnostic assessment named i-Ready
  •  Results will be in AIMS

Windows for administration:

  •  August 13 – September 11, 2015 & January 11 – 29, 2016 & April 25 – May 13, 2016
  •  Time for administration: 1 hour
  •     Click Here for more information