Appendix N. Scan of State Assessment Systems



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Arkansas Alternate Portfolio Assessment

Science

5, 7, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Due by March 2016

Portfolio of student work




Y







Iowa Assessments

Reading comprehension, mathematics problem solving

1–2

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Paper-pencil

MC

Y







ACT

English, reading, mathematics, science

11

College and career readiness

Spring

Computer-based or paper-pencil (school choice)

MC

N







English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)

Reading, writing, listening, speaking

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Computer-based

SR, short CR, TEI, performance tasks

Y







Qualls Early Learning Inventory (QELI)

Development in behavioral characteristics

K, any grade 1 students who did not attend K

School readiness

Beginning of the school year







Y




California

Smarter Balanced

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–8, 11

Proficiency on CCSS

Spring

Computer-based

SR, CR, extended response, TEI, performance tasks

Y







California Standards Test (CST)

Science

5, 8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring




MC

Y







California Modified Assessment (CMA)

Science

5, 8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring




MC

Y







California Alternate Assessment (CAA) Field Test

ELA, mathematics

3–8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based




Y







California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)

Science

5, 8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring







Y

The CAPA for ELA and mathematics has been eliminated.




California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Summer–Fall

Paper-pencil




Y







Physical Fitness Test (PFT): FitnessGram

Physical fitness

5, 7, 9

Proficiency on state standards

Spring




Performance tasks

Y







Desired Results Developmental Profile–Kindergarten (DRDP-K)

Development in various domains

K

School readiness




Observation-based




N







California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

ELA, mathematics

10, later grades for those who haven’t passed

High school graduation readiness

District decision (from list of approved dates)

Paper-pencil

MC, writing task

See notes

Currently suspended through the 2017–2018 school year.




California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)

ELA, mathematics

16 years of age and older

High school graduation readiness

Twice a year—Once in Fall, once in Spring







N

For individuals who want to leave high school early.




ELA Standards-Based Tests in Spanish (STS)

ELA

2–11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring







N

Optional.

Colorado

PARCC

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–9

Proficiency on CCSS

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available

SR, CR, extended response, TEI, performance tasks

Y

Includes Colorado Spanish Language Arts (CSLA), reading assessment in Spanish for grades 3 and 4, and writing assessment for grade 4. State is required to administer writing assessment in Spanish to grade 3 if there are NCLB funds to pay for it.




Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS)

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based




Y







CMAS

Social studies

4, 7

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based




Y

This assessment will be administered on a sampling basis to one-third of the schools.




Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment

ELA, writing, mathematics

3–10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

Embedded tasks

Y

Includes teacher-administered testlets as well as computer-administered testlets (about 5–7). Each testlet has an engagement activity and 3–8 questions.




Colorado Alternate Assessments (CoAlt)

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

SR, supported performance tasks

Y

Teachers observe students as they complete assessment questions. Teachers then score student performance using a rubric.




CoAlt

Social studies

4, 7, high school

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

SR, supported performance tasks

Y

Teachers observe students as they complete assessment questions. Teachers then score student performance using a rubric.




Colorado (CO) ACT

Reading, writing, mathematics, science

11

College and career readiness

Spring




MC, CR

See Notes.

The CO ACT is no longer administered. The state is currently seeking a new assessment.




ACCESS for ELLs

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available

SR, CR, performance based, interactive items

Y

K test and Alternate ACCESS for grades 1–12 is paper-pencil.




WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT)

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Fall or within two weeks of enrollment

Paper-pencil




Y







School Readiness Assessments Early Literacy (READ Act) Assessments

Literacy

K–3

School readiness

Yearlong







Y

State-mandated, locally determined assessments.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

(CNMI)

ACT Aspire

English, reading, writing, mathematics, science

3–10

Proficiency on state standards, college and career readiness

Spring

Computer-based (grades 6–9/10); Paper-pencil (grades 3–5)

SR, CR, TEI

Y

Interim assessments (computer-based only) take place in Fall and Winter.




Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

CNMI History

High school course grade

Proficiency on course standards

Spring







Y







SBA

Chamorro and Carolinian Language Heritage Studies (CCLHS)

4, 6, and 8

Proficiency on state standards

Spring







Y




Connecticut

Smarter Balanced

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–8

Proficiency on CCSS

Spring

Computer-based

SR, CR, extended response, TEI, performance tasks

Y







Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

Science

5, 8

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Paper-pencil (optional online version is available)

MC, short CR

Y







Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA)

ELA, mathematics

3–8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

SR, CR

Y

CTAA is the state’s branding of the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Alternate Assessment.




CMT/Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) Skills Checklist

Science

5, 8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Yearlong; submitted in Spring

Working document to be completed by teacher




Y

For students with significant cognitive disabilities.




CAPT

Science

10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Paper-pencil (optional online version is available for accommodations)

MC, short CR

Y







Language Assessment Scales (LAS) Links

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil available




Y







SAT

Reading, writing and language, mathematics

11

Proficiency on state standards, college readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil

MC

Y

Note that “the essay portion of the SAT will not be administered as part of the Connecticut school-day SAT state assessment.”
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