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High School 2021-2022

Updated August 24, 2021 

PSAT/NMSQT® 10 -11 October 13, October 26
ACCESS (for ELL's 2.0) 9 -12 January 18 – March 11, 2022
NM-ASR (Science) 11 March 28 – May 6, 2022
DLM (Alternate Performance Assessment)

10 -11 (ELA)
11 (Science)

March 21 – April 29, 2022
Spanish Reading 9 -11 March 28 – May 6, 2022
SAT® School Day No Essay 11

April 13-15 & 19-20, 2022

AP® Exams 9-12 May 2 - May 20, 2022
CB Suite (G10-11:BOY&MOY) (G9:BOY,MOY&EOY) 9-12 August 16 - October 29, 2021
November 29, 2021 - January 28, 2022
April 4 - May 25, 2022
NWEA, or i-Ready 9-12
August 4 – Sept 24, 2021
November 29 – December 17, 2021
April 4 – May 25, 2022

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.