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Elementary School 2023-2024

Elementary School Assessments
State AssessmentsGradesTesting Window
Updated August 1, 2023
Istation - Reading (K-3) & Math (K-2) K-3 & K-2
  • (BOY) August or September
  • (MOY) December 1 to December 15, 2023
  • (EOY) May 1 to May  23, 2024
Tool (KOT) (Optional)
K Due by October 13, 2023
Early Childhood
Tool (ECOT)
  • (BOY) by October 13, 2023
  • (MOY) by February 2, 2024
  • (EOY) by June 3, 2024
(for ELL's 2.0)
K-5 January 16 to March 8, 2024
NM-ASR Science  5 March 25 to May 10, 2024
3-5 (ELA/Math),
5 (Science)
March 11 to May 10, 2024

New Mexico's Measures 
of Student Success
& Achievement


March 25 to May 10, 2024

District Supported Interim Assessments
AssessmentsGradesTesting Window
Updated August 1, 2023
i-Ready Math (3-5) & Reading (4-5) 3-5 & 4-5
  • (BOY) August 3 to September 22, 2023
  • (MOY) November 27 to December 15, 2023
  • (EOY) April 3 to May 23, 2024
Istation - Reading (K-3) & Math (K-2) K-3 & K-2
  • (BOY) August or September
  • (MOY) December 1 to December 15, 2023
  • (EOY) May 1 to May  23, 2024

Assessments Overview

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.
DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps) 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. DLM replaces Language Arts & Math (NM-MSSA), Science (NM-ASR) and EOCs for social studies. Eligible students may take assessments in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. 
The KOT is an authentic observational tool that looks at the “whole child,” and is designed to gather information on how children perform at the time of kindergarten entry.
Istation is the state-required reading assessment for students in grades K - 2 for all schools. The assessment is available in English and Spanish. Istation is also offered as an option for a district supported interim assessment for Grade K-5 in Reading and Math.
i-Ready assessments are available as a district supported interim assessment. i-Ready offers an adaptive diagnostic assessment that can be used as a placement tool for Math and Reading.
NAEP (National Assessment of Education Progress) is a national assessment. NAEP covers many subjects 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.
NM-MSSA (New Mexico's Measures of Student Success & Achievement) is the state-required assessment for grades 3 - 8 in Math and English Language Arts/Literacy.  
The NM-ASR (New Mexico Assessment of Science Readiness) is the science assessment that is required by the state for grades 5, 8, and 11. It measures student proficiency in content standards and benchmarks in science. 
This page was last updated on: July 25, 2018.