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High School 2018-2019


Updated 8/31/18

STATE ASSESSMENTS GRADE TESTING WINDOW
Fall Block & Retakes
NMAPA Retakes September 24 - October 12, 2018
PSAT 10 October 24, 2018
Science Retakes 12 October 29 - November 16, 2018
PARCC Fall Block 9-11 November 19 - December 14, 2018
PARCC Retakes 12 November 19 - December 14, 2018
Spanish Reading Retakes 12 November 19 - December 14, 2018
EOCs HS Fall Semester Courses  9-12 December 3 - 20, 2018
EOC Senior Retakes 12 January 14 - 18, 2019
ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) 9-12 January 14 - March 8, 2019
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) 12 January 28 - March 8, 2019
Science 11 March 4 - 29, 2019
NMAPA (New Mexico Alternate Performance Assessment) 9-11 March 11 - April 5, 2019
PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) 9-11 April 22 - May 10, 2019 
Spanish Reading 10-11 April 22 - May 10, 2019 (paper)
EoCs (End of Course) 9-12 April 22 - May 10, 2019
DISTRICT SUPPORTED ASSESSMENT
NWEA (HS Interim Assessment Option) 9-12 August 20 - October 31, 2018 (Fall)
9-12 December 10, 2018 - January 25, 2019 (Winter)
9-12 March 18 - May 22, 2019 (Spring)
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Assessments Overview


ACCESS:

ACCESS for ELs 2.0 (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State) is a large-scale English Language Proficiency assessment administered to K-12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners. This assessment is given annually to monitor students’ progress towards acquiring academic English proficiency in the four domains:Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The performance levels are used to place students in the appropriate courses.

EoC:

EoC (End of Course) exams are offered by the state for most content areas in grades 4 - 12. The results are used by the state for teacher evaluation measures. Results for select EOCs in high school may also be used for students to meet graduation requirements.. 

NAEP:

NAEP (National Assessment of Education Progress) is a national assessment. NAEP covers many subects including: math, reading, writing, science, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history for grades 4, 8, and 12. NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

NMAPA:

NMAPA (New Mexico Alternate Performance Assessment) is only required for students with significant cognitive disabilities. A student IEP team will determine if the student is eligible to take this alternative assessment. NMAPA replaces the PARCC ELA, Math, Science and EOCs for social studies. Eligible students in grades 11 and 12 will take assessments in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The results are used for students to meet graduation requirements, by teachers to measure student competency and guide instruction, and by the state for teacher evaluation measures.   

PARCC:

PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is the state-required assessment for grades 3 - 11 in Math and English Language Arts/Literacy. The results are used for students to meet graduation requirements, by teachers to measure student competency to grade level standards and guide instruction, and by the state for teacher evaluation measures. 

Science:

The Science assessment is required by the state for grades 4, 7, and 11 and measures student proficiency in content standards and benchmarks in science. The results are used for students to meet graduation requirements, and by the state for teacher evaluation measures. 

Spanish Reading:

Spanish Reading is the alternative language arts assessment that is used for students in grades 3 - 11 whose primary language is Spanish.  It replaces PARCC ELA/L. The results are used for students to meet graduation requirements, by teachers to measure student competency and guide instruction, and by the state for teacher evaluation measures.