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High School Assessment Dates
 

College Entrance/Career Exams - Information and Dates
SAT
ACT
ASVAB 
AP Tests
IB Tests


AUGUST
Aug 6 AZELLA (through out the year)

OCTOBER
Oct 1-Oct 4 ELA & Math Benchmark #1
Oct 7-Oct 11 Science Benchmark #1
Oct 16 or 24 PSAT (Schools select date)

NOVEMBER
November Cambridge Testing (students ready to take/retakes)
Nov 11-Nov 30 HS Lab Performance Assessment

DECEMBER
Dec 16-Dec 20 Content Area Finals

JANUARY
Jan 27-Feb 21 AZ Science Field Test

FEBRUARY
Feb 3-Mar 2 Science Benchmark #2
Feb 3-Mar 20 AZELLA Reassessment
Feb ACT (date pending) (11th grade)
Feb 10-Feb 14 ELA & Math Benchmark #2

MARCH
Mar-Apr MSAA ELA and Math (11th)
Mar 23-Apr 17 AIMS Science Test (9th/10th)
Mar 23-Apr 17 CTE Technical Skills Assessment
Mar 30-Apr 24 AzM2 (former AzMERIT) (Writing due Apr 10) (10th grade)

APRIL
Apr 10 AzM2Writing (former AzMERIT) Due (10th grade)

MAY
May Cambridge/IB Testing (all month)
May 4-May 15 AP Tests
May 7-May 8 Senior Final Exams
May 20-May 21 Content Area Finals (9th-11th)

Civics tests - throughout the school year until pass at 60%

2019-2020 High School Assessment Calendar

Elementary Assessment Dates


AUGUST
Aug 6 AZELLA (through out the year)
Aug 8-Aug 30 DIBELS Testing (K-4th)
Aug 12-16 Science Pre-Assessment (6th-8th)

SEPTEMBER
Sep 3-20 Gifted Testing (New to district and 4th grade students identified through universal screener)
Sep 30-Oct 4 Math and Reading Benchmark #1 (3rd-8th)
Sep 30-Oct 4 Math Benchmark #1 (K-2nd)

OCTOBER
Oct 1-Oct 11 Pearson ELA Unit Assessment #1 (7th-8th)
Oct 4-Dec 19 Writing assessment (Gr 3)
Oct 7-Oct 25 HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr 2)
Oct 21-Nov 8 Writing Assessment (Gr 5)
Oct 21-Nov 15 Writing Assessment (Gr 4)
Oct 21-Nov 22 Science Performance Assessment (6th-8th)
Oct 28-Nov 8 HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr K)

NOVEMBER
Nov 1-Nov 26 Pearson ELA Unit Assessment #2 (7th-8th)
Nov 4-Nov 15 HMH Unit 2 Reding Test (Gr 1)
Nov 4-Nov 22 Gifted Testing (1st-8th)
Nov 18-Dec 13 DIBELS (K-4th)

DECEMBER
Dec 9-Dec 13 Math and Reading Benchmark #2 (3rd-8th)
Dec 9–Dec 13 Math Benchmark #2 (K-2nd)
Dec 9-Dec19 Science Mid-Year Asssessment (6th-8th)

JANUARY
Jan 13-Jan 31 Writing Assessment (Gr K)
Jan 27-Feb 7 HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr 2)

FEBRUARY
Feb 1-Feb 4 Pearson ELA Unit Assessment #3 (7th-8th)
Feb 3-Feb 14 HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr K)
Feb 3-Mar 20 AZELLA Reassessment
Feb 3-Feb 28 AIMS A & AIMS Aligned Benchmark (4th, 8th)
Feb 10-Feb 28 HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr 1)
Feb 24-Feb 28 Math and Reading Benchmark #3 (3rd-8th)

MARCH
Mar-Apr MSAA ELA and Math (3rd-8th)
Mar 2-Mar 27 Gifted Testing (K-8th)
Mar 9-Mar 13 Math Benchmark #3 (K-2nd)
Mar 23-Apr 10 Writing Assessment (1st-2nd)
Mar 23-Apr 3 HMH Unit 5 Reading Test (Gr 2)
Mar 23-Apr 10 HMH Unit 5 Reading Test (Gr K)
Mar 23-Apr 17 AIMS Science Test (4th, 8th)
Mar 30-Apr 10 HMH Unit 5 Reading Test (Gr 1)
Mar 30-Apr 24 AzM2 (former AzMERIT) (Writing due Apr 10) (3rd-8th)

APRIL
Apr 1-Apr 3 Pearson ELA Unit Assessment #4 (7th-8th)
Apr 10 AzM2 (former AzMERIT) Writing Due (3rd-8th)
Apr TBA Cambridge Checkpoint Test (8th)
Apr 27-May15 DIBELS (K-4th)
Apr 27-May 1 Math Benchmark #4 (K-2nd)

MAY
May 1-May 21 EOY Part 1 Reading ,Part 2 Writing (7th-8th)
May CPR (Gr 8)
May 4-May 12 Final Cumulative Assessment (6th-8th)

Civics tests - throughout the school year until pass at 60% (Gr 8)

Acadience / DIBELS Assessments

Kinder - 3rd grade
  • Administer Fall, Winter and Spring Benchmark for all students.
  • Students that are at benchmark after they are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored 1x a quarter at the highest skill.
  • Students that are strategic after they are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored 1x a month at their lowest deficit skill.
  • Students that are intensive after they  are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored 2x a month at their lowest deficit skill.

4th  grade
  • Administer Fall Benchmark for all students.
  • Administer Winter Benchmark for those students below benchmark in any measure based on the Fall Benchmark scores.
  • Administer Spring Benchmark for those students below benchmark in any measure based on the Winter Benchmark scores.
  • Students that are at benchmark after they are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored prior to parent-teacher conferences. (Oct./Feb.).
  • Students that are strategic after they are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored 1x a month.
  • Students that are intensive after they  are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored 2x a month.

5th -6th grade (Students with an IEP should be tested by their ESS teacher)
  • Administer Fall Benchmark for ONLY those students who were identified as new to school/district, or will be going through the RTI process.
  • Administer Winter Benchmark for students who were identified as new to school/district, or will be going through the RTI process.
  • Administer Spring Benchmark for ONLY those students below benchmark in any measure based on the Winter Benchmark scores.
  • Students that are strategic after they are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored 1x a month.
  • Students that are intensive after they  are Dibel’d need to be progress monitored 2x a month.

2019-2020 Elementary Assessment Calendar

 

   

 

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