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APS Assessment

A department within the Office of Accountability and Reporting, the Assessment Department provides access to a comprehensive and coherent assessment system to teachers, students, parents and policy makers.  This system encompasses diverse methods of evaluating student learning, grounded in the appropriate science of assessment and engaging practitioners in its development. The Assessment System provides actionable, constructive reporting for improvement at all levels of the organization.

2023-24 Changes for Interim Assessments

For the 2023-2024 school year, all schools will be required to administer the following interim (BOY, MOY, EOY) assessments in order to be able to monitor and report on the interim goals tied to District Goal 1 (Grade 3 Reading proficiency) and Goal 2 (Grade 8 Mathematics proficiency). 
It is important to note that schools will not be able to choose between using either Istation or i-Ready as you have previously. Schools must complete the required tests for the grade levels listed. 
We will still provide the Istation (K-5) and i-Ready (K-8) assessments for both subjects next school year, but each grade level has one test in Reading and Math that is required.
Required for Reading
-Grades K-3* Istation ISIP Reading (3rd Grade is newly added for 2023-2024)
-Grades 4-8 i-Ready Reading

*There will be professional development options offered throughout the 2023-2024 school year for all teachers, including for those who will now be testing Istation Reading in 3rd grade.
Required for Mathematics
-Grades K-2 Istation Mathematics
-Grades 3-8 i-Ready Mathematics



2023-2024 APS Balanced Assessment Framework

The goal of a balanced assessment framework is to provide useful information about students’ academic achievement, progress, and needs. View the APS Balanced Assessment Framework for 2023-2024 for more information.

School Staff

For Parents: Testing Dates and Assessment Overview

Contact Information

Main Phone: (505) 880-3787

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque, NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 400 East Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map