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Elementary School Assessments 2021-2022


 Updated August 24, 2021

STATE ASSESSMENTSGRADESTESTING WINDOW
Istation - Reading K-2
August or September (BOY)
December (MOY)
May (EOY)
Kindergarten Observation Tool (KOT) K Due by October 15, 2021
Early Childhood Observation Tool (ECOT) PreK BOY by October 15, 2021
MOY by February 4, 2022
EOY by June 1, 2022
ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) K-5 January 18 – March 11, 2022

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
Select Schools Only

 

4 January 24 – March 4, 2022
Age 9 January 10 – March 18, 2022
NM-ASR Science  5 March 28 – May 6, 2022
DLM (Alternate Performance Assessment)

3-5 (ELA/Math)

5 (Science)

March 21 – April 29, 2022
NM-MSSA (New Mexico's Measures of Student Success & Achievement) 3-5 March 28 – May 6, 2022
DISTRICT SUPPORTED INTERIM ASSESSMENT
i-Ready Math & Reading K-5 August 4 - September 24, 2021 (BOY)
November 29 - December 17, 2021 (MOY)
April 4 - May 25, 2022 (EOY)
Istation Math (K-5) & Reading (3-5) K-5 August or September (BOY)
December (MOY)
May (EOY)

Assessments Overview

ACCESS:

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:

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. 

ECOT/KOT:

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:  

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:

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:

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:

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.  

NM-ASR:

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.