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High School 2019-2020

Updated 8/5/19

Fall Block & Retakes
PSAT/NMSQT October 16, 2019
Math, ELA, and Science Retakes (EOCs) November 4-26, 2019 February 10-14, 2020
Spanish Reading Retakes TBD
ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) 9-12 January 13 - March 6, 2019
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) 17 year olds (Sampled schools only) March 16 - May 22, 2020
NMASR Science Field Test 11 March 2 - 27, 2020
DLM (Alternate Performance Assessment) 9-11 March 9 - April 10, 2020
NM-MSSA (New Mexico's Measures of Student Success & Achievement) 9-11 April 6 - May 8, 2020
Spanish Reading 10-11 April 6 - May 8, 2020
NWEA (HS Interim Assessment Option) 9-12 August 12 - September 6, 2019 (Fall)
9-12 December 2, 2019 - January 10, 2020  (Winter)
9-12 April 6 - May 1, 2020 (Spring)
i-Ready (HS Interim Assessment Option) 9-12 July 23 - September 13, 2019 (BOY)
9-12 December 2, 2019 - January 10, 2020 (MOY)
9-12 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. The results are used for students to meet graduation requirements, by teachers to measure student competency and guide instruction, and by the state for teacher evaluation measures.   


EoC (End of Course) exams are offered by the state for high school students as a demonstration of competency for graduation. Exams 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. 

Spanish Reading:

Spanish Reading is the alternative language arts assessment that is used for students in grades 3 - 11 whose primary language is Spanish.  It replaces PARCC ELA/L. The results are used for students to meet graduation requirements, by teachers to measure student competency and guide instruction, and by the state for teacher evaluation measures.