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High School 2023-2024

High School Assessments
State AssessmentsGradesTesting Window
Updated August 1, 2023

October 5, October 31 2023

School Day: October 4, 2023

ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) 9-12 January 6 to March 8, 2024
NM-ASR (Science) 11 March 25 to May 10, 2024
DLM (Alternate
Performance Assessment)
11 (ELA/Math, Science) March 11 to May 10, 2024
Spanish Reading SBA 11 March 25 to May 10, 2024
SAT® School Day No Essay 11

March 21 to April 26, 2024

School Day: March 21, 2024

AP® Exams 9-12 May 6 to May 17, 2024
District Supported Interim Assessment
State AssessmentsGradesTesting Window
Updated August 1, 2023
CB Suite
(G11: BOY & MOY)
(G9-10: BOY, MOY & EOY) (Optional)
  • August 14 to October 27, 2023
  • November 27, 2023 to January 26, 2024
  • April 1 to May 25, 2024
NWEA 9-12
  • August 4 to Sept 23, 2023
  • November 28 to December 16, 2023
  • April 3 to May 25, 2024

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.
CB Suite
The district has created a suite of assessments for schools to use as an interim assessment 2-3 times during the year. 
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.  
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 (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.