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Assessment Calendar 2017-2018

High School Assessment

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There are no DBQ's scheduled for this year as we are in the process of revamping them.

August  
Aug 3 - ongoing throughout the school year  AZELLA (Gr. 9-12)

September
Sep 1 Proposition 301 Initial Goals Due

October
Oct 5-6 - ATI Benchmark #1 - end of Quarter 1 (ELA, Math, Bio)
Oct 11 & Oct 14- PSAT (Individual schools may choose which date)
Oct 23-Nov 30 - Fall AzMerit EOC window (Writing by Nov 16)

November
Cambridge Testing (Those who are ready and re-takes)

December
Dec 20-21 - Content Area Finals (Gr. 9-12)

January
No Assessments

February
Feb 5 - Mar 23 AZELLA Reassessment (Stages III-V)
Feb 15-Mar 31 AIMS A Science (Gr. 10)


March
Mar 8-9 - ATI Benchmark #2 (ELA, Math, Bio)
Mar 19-Apr 26 - CTE State Skills Assessment
Mar 26-May 2 (writing due by April 19) - AzMERIT/MSAA
Mar-Mid May - MSAA (Multi-State Alternate Assessment ELA and Math Gr. 11)
Mar 26-Apr 20 -  (scheduled by each HS)  - AIMS Science tests (Gr. 9)


April
Mar 26-Apr 20 -  (scheduled by each HS)  - AIMS Science tests (Gr. 9)
Mar 26-May 2 (writing due by April 19) - AzMERIT/MSAA
Apr 26-May 31 - Cambridge Testing


May
Mar 26-May 2 (writing due by April 19) - AzMERIT/MSAA
Apr 26-May 31 - Cambridge/IB/AP/CTE
May 14-Final 301 Goals due
May 7-18 - AP Exams

May 17-18 - Senior Content Area Finals 
May 22-All Senior graduations
May 23-24 - Content Area Finals (Gr. 9-12)


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

**CTE Conferences:
Apr 1-3 HOSA
Apr 3-4 Skills
Apr 24-29 - DECA  



Bold indicates opt in/program/or state test - outside district control

2017-2018 High School Assessment Calendar

Elementary Assessment 

 There are no DBQ's scheduled for this year as we are in the process of revamping them.

August  
Aug 7-25 - DIBELS (Gr. K-6)
Aug 7  - AZELLA (ongoing throughout the school year)
Aug 7 begin - 95% Group PASI/PSI (1st-3rd grade and on going all year)
Aug 28-Sep 1 - 95% Group PASI/PSI (Kinder PASI and on going all year)

September
Sep 1 - Proposition 301 Initial Goals Due
Sep 4-15 - Gifted Testing (New to district and transfer students only)
Sep 25 - 95% Group PASI (Kinder and on going all year)

October
3rd Grade has the option to take ATI Benchmark 1 
Week of Oct 2 - ATI Benchmark #1 (Covers everything taught 1st quarter)
Oct 9-Oct 27 - HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr 2)
Week of Oct 23 - Science Performance Tasks (7th-8th)
Oct 23-Nov 3 - HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr 3)
Oct 30-Nov 17 - HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr 1)


November
Oct 23-Nov 3 - HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr 3) - Cont.
Oct 30-Nov 17 - HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr 1) - Cont.
Nov 6-21 - HMH Unit 2 Reading Test (Gr K)
Nov 27-Dec 15 - DIBELS (K-6)


December
Nov 27-Dec 15 - DIBELS (Gr K-6)-Cont.
Dec 4-8 - ATI Benchmark #2 (Covers everything taught 1st semester)
Dec 4-15 - Gifted Testing (1st-8th)

January
Jan 29-Feb 9 - HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr 2)
Jan 29-Feb 3 - Science Performance Tasks (Gr 7-8) 

February 
Jan 29-Feb 9 - HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr 2) Cont.
Feb 5-Feb 16 - HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr 3)
Feb 6-Mar 24 - AZELLA Reassessment
Feb 20-Mar 2 - HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr K)
Feb 26-Mar 9 - HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr 1)
Week of Feb 26 - ATI Benchmark #3 (Covers everything taught all year)
Mid-Feb - AIMS A & Science AIMS Aligned Benchmark (Gr 4 & Gr 8)

March
3rd Grade has the option to take ATI Benchmark 3 
Feb 26-Mar 9 - HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr 1) Cont.
Feb 20-Mar 2 - HMH Unit 4 Reading Test (Gr K) Cont.
Mar 5-16 - Gifted Testing (K-8)
Mar 26-May 3 - AzMERIT (writing due by April 20)  All grade 3 testing due by April 27
Mar 26-Apr 6 - HMH Unit 5 Reading Test (Grades K, 2 and 3)
Mar-Apr - Multi-State Alternate Assmt ELA and Math (Gr 3-8, 11)

April
Mar 26-Apr 6 - HMH Unit 5 Reading Test (Grades K, 2 and 3) Cont.
Mar 26-May 3 - AzMERIT (writing due by April 20)  All grade 3 testing due by April 27
Apr 9-26 - HMH Unit 5 Reading Test (Gr 1)
TBA - Cambridge Checkpoint Test
Apr 18-AIMS -  Science Tests (Gr 4 & 8)
Apr 30-May 18 - DIBELS (Gr K-6)

May
Mar 26-May 3 - AzMERIT (writing due by April 20)  All grade 3 testing due by April 27
Apr 30-May 18 - DIBELS (Gr K-6) Cont.
May 4 - Final 301 Goals Due
Month of May - Science Performance Task (Gr 7-8)

8th Grade Civics tests - throughout the school year until pass at 60%
 

DIBELS Assessments
The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

 
Kinder-3rd Grade
-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
-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

4th-6th Grade

-Fall Benchmark for all students
-Winter Benchmark for strategic or intensive students ONLY
-Spring Benchmark for strategic or intensive students ONLY
Progress Monitoring
-After Fall Benchmark, if a student is at benchmark and the AzMERIT score in reading shows that the student was highly proficient or proficient, you do NOT need to progress monitor this student, unless the teacher starts to see drops or have concerns.
-Students that are strategic after they are Dibel'd need to be progress monitored 1x a month
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Students that are intensive after they are Dibel'd need to be progress monitored 2x a month
 

95 Percent Group (K-3 Getting Started)

 
Kinder - Begin teaching and administer Phonological Awareness Screnner for Instruction (PASI) to all students  skill 1
1st grade - Administer Phonological Awareness Screener for Instruction (PASI) to  ALL first grade students based on the following:
*Students who are BM on DIBELS PSF, start at skill 5.7 and move to 5.11.
*If students are not BM on PSF then start at 5.4 AND Administer Phonics Screener for Instruction (PSI) Skills 1b and 2 given to all students, starting with low NWF students.
2ng grade - Administer Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention (PASI) Form X-Assess red, yellow and new students
*Administer Phonics Screener (PSI) Skills 2-5 to all students (start with lowest deficit ased on previous year's scores)
3rd grade - Administer the Phonics Screener for Intervention (PSI) Skill 10 (pre-assessment) to all students.
*If Needed Skills 2-9 (Pick lowest 5 for Tier II group)

2017-2018 Elementary Assessment Calendar
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