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Elementary School Assessments 2019-2020

 Updated March 31, 2020

* All Schools GR K-2
** K5+ Schools GR K-5
Extended Year BOY:
July 23 - August 30
Alternative Calendar BOY:
Traditional Calendar BOY:
August or September
MOY: December
EOY: Cancelled
ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) January 13 - March 6, 2020
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Select Schools Only 4 January 6- March 13, 2020
NM-ASR Science Field Test 5 Cancelled
DLM (Alternate Performance Assessment) 3-5 Cancelled
NM-MSSA (New Mexico's Measures of Student Success & Achievement) 3-5 Cancelled
Spanish Reading 3-5 Cancelled
i-Ready K-5 July 23 - September 13, 2019 (BOY)
K-5 December 2, 2019 - January 10, 2020 (MOY)
K-5 April 6 - May 22, 2020 (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. K5+ schools are required to administer Istation to grades K - 5. The assessment is available in English and Spanish. 


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.