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High School 2020-2021

Updated January 25, 2021 

Optional SAT® School Day with Essay 12 September 23 or October 14, 2020
Optional PSAT/NMSQT® 10 -11 October 14, October 17, October 29 and January 26
EOCs (Optional)
Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies 11,12 By Request
ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) 9 -12 February 15 - May 31, 2021
NM-ASR (Science) 11 March 29 - May 7, 2021
DLM (Alternate Performance Assessment)

10 -11 (ELA)
11 (Science)

March 22 - April 30, 2021
Spanish Reading 9 -11 March 29 - May 7, 2021
SAT® School Day w/Essay 11

April 13 - 15, 2021

PSAT 10 10

April 14 - 23, 2021

AP® Exams 9-12 May 3 - 14, 2021
CB Suite (G10-11:BOY&MOY) (G9:BOY,MOY&EOY), NWEA, or i-Ready 9-12 August 12 - September 18, 2020 (BOY)
9-12 November 30 - December 18, 2020  (MOY)
9-12 April 5 - May 25, 2021 (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. 


EoC (End of Course) exams are offered by the state for high school students as a demonstration of competency for graduation. Exams are optional and are available in the following subject areas: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. 


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.


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. The results are used for students to meet graduation requirements, and by the state for teacher evaluation measures. 


The SAT and PSAT assessments are designed to measure knowledge and skills that can consistently predict a student’s success in college and workforce training programs. All 11th grade students in New Mexico public schools will participate in the SAT, all 10th grade students in New Mexico public schools will participate in the PSAT 10 during the school day in the spring, all 9th grade students in New Mexico public schools will participate in the PSAT 8/9 during the school day in the spring. 

Spanish Reading:

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