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Students in grades 3-11 are now required to take the PARCC Assessment.

Testing requirements have changed over the years. One of the biggest changes in 2014-15 is the switch from the state-mandated Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to the PARCC Assessment (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers). PARCC will be given to students in grades 3-11 in March (freshmen didn't have to take the SBA). PARCC also serves as one of the high school exit exams.

Below are testing dates for 2014-15. Many of these are set by the state Public Education Department and are subject to change.

Elementary School

TestGradesTesting Window
DIBELS K-3 Aug. 13-Sept. 10
Jan. 5-23
April 15-May 15
 PARCC
(performance based)

 3-5

March 3-27
PARCC
(end of year)

3-5

April 13-May 8
SBA Science 4 March 24-27
NAEP
(select schools)
4 Jan. 26-March 13
End of Course K-5 May 11-May 22

Middle School

TestGradesTesting Window
PARCC
(performance based)
6-8 March 2-27
SBA science 7 March 24-27
PARCC
(end of year)
6-8 April 13-May 8
NAEP
(select schools)
8 Jan. 26-March 13
End of Course

6-8 May 11-22

High School

TestGradeTesting Window
High School Competency 12+ Sept. 15-26 and
Jan. 19-30
SBA Retakes 11-12

Sept. 15-26
Jan. 19-30

PSAT/PLAN 10 Oct. 15
RIA 9-10

Sept. 15-26
Dec. 8-19
April 6-17

PARCC
(performance based)
9-11 March 2-27
SBA Science 11 March 24-27
Spanish Lang Arts 11 March 24-27
PARCC
(end of year)
9-11 April 13-May 8
AP 9-12 May 4-22
End of Course 9-12 Dec. 8-19
Jan. 12-16 (retakes)
April 27-May 8

There are other tests that students may take during the school year as well. For example, students with special needs may take the ACCESS exam, and college-bound high school students may choose to take the ACT or SAT.

 

Download the 2014-2015 School Year Opt Out form for Elementary Schools

Opt Out Form - English

Opt Out Form - Spanish

Download the 2014-2015 School Year Opt Out form for Middle Schools

Opt Out Form - English

Opt Out Form - Spanish

Download the 2014-2015 School Year Opt Out form for High Schools

Opt Out Form - English

Opt Out Form - Spanish

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