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High School 2019-2020

Updated March 31, 2020 

PSAT/NMSQT 10 October 16, 2019
EOCs (Optional)
Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies Senior Retakes 12 November 4-26, 2019
Fall Semester - Social Studies 11,12 December 2-19, 2019
Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies Senior Retakes 12 February 10-14, 2020
Spring Science and Social Studies 11,12 April 27-May 15, 2020
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) Cancelled
NMASR Science Field Test 11 Cancelled
DLM (Alternate Performance Assessment) 10-11 Cancelled
Spanish Reading 10-11 Cancelled
SAT School Day w/Essay 11


PSAT 10 10


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. 


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, and all 10th grade students in New Mexico public schools will participate in the PSAT 10 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.