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Elementary School Assessments 2020-2021

 Updated January 25, 2021

Istation - Reading K-2 August or September (BOY)
K-2 December (MOY)
K-2 May (EOY)
KOT K Due by October 15, 2020
ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) K-5 February 15 - May 31, 2021
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Select Schools Only 4 Postponed
NM-ASR Science  5 March 29 - May 7, 2021
DLM (Alternate Performance Assessment) 3-5 (ELA) 5 (Science) March 22 - April 30, 2021
NM-MSSA (New Mexico's Measures of Student Success & Achievement) 3-5 March 29 - May 7, 2021
Spanish Reading 3-5 March 29 - May 7, 2021
i-Ready Math & Reading K-5 August 12 - September 18, 2020 (BOY)
K-5 November 30 - December 18, 2020 (MOY)
K-5 April 5 - May 25, 2021 (EOY)
Istation Math (K-5) & Reading (3-5) K-5 August or September (BOY)
K-5 December (MOY)
K-5 May (EOY)

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. 


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.


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. 

Spanish Reading:

Spanish Reading is the alternative language arts assessment that is used for students in grades 3 - 11 whose primary language is Spanish.