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State-mandated k-2 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)

New Mexico Measures of STudent Success & Achievement

Math and English Language Arts/literacy - REQUIRED TESTING for Grades 3 – 5 by Federal and State Legislation

NM-MSSA 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 
  • Available in Spanish for math assessments only
3rd-5th ELA Interim Assessment-iReady

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 3rd thru 5th grade Regular Education students. The three administrations will be parallel forms; testing the same standards.

  • Prebuilt summative assessments based on Common Core State Standards
  • Available on computer or 

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
NM-ASR New Mexico Assessment of Science REadiness

NM-ASR(Science) - REQUIRED TESTING by Federal and State Legislation

The NM-ASR assessment is required for all 5th grade students.

  • Tests the New Mexico science content standards
  • Available on computer 
  • Available in Spanish

ACCESS - REQUIRED TESTING for ELL students by Federal Legislation

Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) is a large-scale test of 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

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

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