Appendix N. Scan of State Assessment Systems



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Indiana

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, social studies

3–8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available

MC, gridded-response, TEI

Y







ISTEP+ EOC Assessments (ECAs)

Algebra I, English 10

Algebra I course grade; 10

Proficiency on course standards

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer







Y

After the 2015–2016 school year, the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Mathematics and English Language Arts assessments will replace the ISTEP+ ECAs as graduation requirements.




Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD)

Reading

K–3

Proficiency on state standards

Spring, Summer (option available for grade 3 only)

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available

Grades K–2: oral; Grade 3: MC

Y

IREAD in grades K–2 are used to inform instruction. IREAD-3 (grade 3) is a summative assessment that students must pass in order to move on to the next grade. Students have an opportunity to retest in the summer if they do not pass in the spring.




Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting (ISTAR)

ELA, mathematics

3–8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Fall, Winter, Spring

Computer-based

MC, TEI

Y

Three testing windows: first window is to administer the placement test, and the last two windows are to assess what has been taught in the fall, winter, and spring.




ISTAR

Science

4, 6, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Fall, Winter, Spring

Computer-based

MC, TEI

Y

Three testing windows: first window is to administer the placement test, and the last two windows are to assess what has been taught in the fall, winter, and spring.




ISTAR

Social studies

5, 7

Proficiency on state standards

Fall, Winter, Spring

Computer-based

MC, TEI

Y

Three testing windows: first window is to administer the placement test, and the last two windows are to assess what has been taught in the fall, winter, and spring.




Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting (ISTAR) Kindergarten Readiness (ISTAR-KR)

ELA; mathematics; physical, personal care, and social-emotional skills

Pre-K–K

School readiness

Upon entrance, at exit, and annually on child’s birthday

Computer-based

Teacher observation

Y

Data from ISTAR-KR are used in state reporting for pre-kindergarten students receiving special education services.




ACCESS for ELLs

Reading, writing, listening, speaking

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available (note that K test is paper-pencil)

SR, CR, performance based, interactive items

Y







ACCUPLACER

Mathematics, reading, writing

High school

Course readiness

Fall, Spring

Computer-based, adaptive

MC, CR for writing portion

Y

For students who might need remediation at postsecondary institutions or workforce training programs.

Iowa

Iowa Assessments

(see Notes)



Reading, mathematics

3–8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Fall, Winter, Spring







Y

Smarter Balanced administered starting in the 2016–17 school year. Only testing window then will be in the spring.




Iowa Assessments

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Fall, Winter, Spring







Y

Beginning in the 2016–17 school year, the only testing window will be in the spring.




Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment

ELA, mathematics

3–8, 10–11

Proficiency on state standards

Yearlong, with summative in Spring

Computer-based

Embedded tasks

Y







Iowa Alternate Assessments (IAA)

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring







Y







Iowa-English Language Development Assessment (I-ELDA)

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring







Y




Kansas

Kansas Assessment Program (KAP)

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–8, 10


Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

MC, TEI

Y

First entry by a student in a U.S. school after February 15, 2015: exempted from taking ELA but not mathematics.




KAP

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

MC, TEI

Y







KAP

History/government

6, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

MC, TEI

Y







Multidisciplinary Performance Task (MDPT)

ELA

3–8, 10–11


Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

CR

Y

First entry by a student in a U.S. school after February 15, 2015: exempted from testing.




Mathematics Performance Task

Mathematics

3–8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

Performance task

Y







ELPA21

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Computer-based

SR, short CR, TEI, performance tasks

Y







Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment

ELA, mathematics

3–8, 10


Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

Embedded tasks

Y

First entry by a student in a U.S. school after February 15, 2015: exempted from taking English language arts, but not mathematics




DLM

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

Embedded tasks










KAP Alternate Assessment

History/government

6, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

MC, TEI

Y

First entry by a student in a U.S. school after February 15, 2015: exempted from testing.




Career Pathways Assessment System (cPASS)




11–12

College and career readiness

Yearlong

Computer-based

MC, TEI







Kentucky

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP)

Reading, mathematics, science, social studies

3–8, 10–11


Proficiency on state standards

Spring




MC, extended CR, short answer

Y







K-PREP

Writing

5, 6, 8,

10–11


Proficiency on state standards

Spring







Y







K-PREP Alternate Assessment

English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies

3–8, 10–11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring







Y







ACT QualityCore

English 10, Algebra II, Biology, U.S. History

High school

Proficiency on course standards

Fall, Spring

Computer-based




Y







ACCESS for ELLs

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available (note that K test is paper-pencil)

SR, CR, performance based, interactive items

Y







ACT

English, reading, mathematics, science

11

College and career readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil or computer-based (pilot)

MC

Y







ACT Compass

Reading, mathematics

12

College and career readiness




Computer-based




N


Grade 12 students who do not meet ACT benchmarks in a designated subject must take ACT Compass or KYOTE.




Kentucky Online Testing (KYOTE)

Reading, writing, mathematics

12

College and career readiness




Computer-based




N


Grade 12 students who do not meet ACT benchmarks in a designated subject must take ACT Compass or KYOTE.




ACT WorkKeys

Applied mathematics, reading for information, locating information




Career readiness




Computer-based or paper-pencil




N


Only for career-enrolled students who have completed three Career and Technical Education courses.




Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessment (KOSSA)

Broad spectrum, including agriculture, manufacturing, and engineering




College and career readiness




Computer-based




N


Only for career-enrolled students who have completed three Career and Technical Education courses.




Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Reading, writing, mathematics, civics, U.S. history




Aptitude profile










N


Only for career-enrolled students who have completed three Career and Technical Education courses.

Louisiana

Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)

English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies (field test)

3–8

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based and/or paper-pencil




Y

The social studies assessment was field tested in 2015–16; districts must choose whether to administer in 2015–16 or 2016–17.




LEAP EOC assessments

English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies

9–12

Proficiency on course standards

Fall, Spring

Computer-based




Y







LEAP alternate assessment

English language arts, mathematics

3–8, 10


Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Paper-pencil




Y







LEAP alternate assessment

Science

4, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Paper-pencil




Y







English Language Development Assessment (ELDA)

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Paper-pencil




Y







Teaching Strategies GOLD

Early childhood development

Pre-K, K

School readiness




Observation-based




Y

Required for children in publicly funded pre-K and kindergarten programs.




Developing Skills Checklist (DSC)

language, cognition, physical and social-emotional components

Pre-K, K

School readiness

Fall

Observation-based




Y

Required for children in publicly funded pre-K and kindergarten programs.




DIBELS NEXT

Literacy

K–3

Proficiency on state standards

Fall, Spring

Paper-pencil













ACT Explore

English, mathematics, reading, science

8

College and career readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil




N







ACT Plan

English, mathematics, reading, and science

9, 10

College and career readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil

MC










ACT

English, reading, mathematics, science

11

College and career readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil




Y







ACT WorkKeys

Applied mathematics, reading for information, and locating information

11

Career readiness

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available, for accommodated testing only










Maine

Maine Educational Assessment (MEA)

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–8


Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Paper-pencil




Y

New ELA and mathematics assessments for 2015–16 will replace Smarter Balanced.




MEA SAT

ELA, mathematics

11

Proficiency on state standards, college readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil




Y

Will be computer-based in 2017.




MEA

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Paper-pencil




Y







National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Alternate Assessment—called Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)

ELA, mathematics

3–8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based

SR, CR

Y







Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAP)

Science

5, 8, 11

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Portfolio




Y







ACCESS for ELLs

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Fall–Spring (November–March)

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available (note that K test is paper-pencil)

SR, CR, performance based, interactive items

Y

Alternate, paper-pencil version is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Maryland

PARCC

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–8, high school

Proficiency on CCSS

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available

SR, CR, extended CR, TEI, performance tasks

Y







Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

Science

5, 8, biology

Proficiency on state standards

Spring




MC, CR

Y







Alternate Maryland School Assessment (Alt-MSA)

ELA, mathematics

3–8, 10


Proficiency on state standards

Spring







Y







Alt-MSA

Science

5, 8, 10

Proficiency on state standards

Spring







Y







Maryland High School Assessments (HSA)

English 10, Algebra/Data Analysis, Biology, Government

High School

Proficiency on course standards

Spring







Y

To graduate from high school, students must pass each of the HSAs, obtain an approved score on AP or IB tests, pass the Modified HAS, earn a combined approved total across multiple exams, or complete one or more project modules in the content area.




Modified High School Assessments (Mod-HSA)

English 10, Algebra/Data Analysis, Biology, Government

High School

High school graduation readiness

Determined by LEA

Computer-based or paper-pencil

SR

Y







ACCESS for ELLs

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency




Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available (note that K test is paper-pencil)

SR, CR, performance based, interactive items

Y




Massachusetts

PARCC

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–8, high school

Proficiency on CCSS

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available

SR, CR, extended CR, TEI, performance tasks

Y

In 2014–15, LEAs chose whether to administer PARCC or MCAS. New exam that merges elements of MCAS with PARCC will be administered across the state starting in spring 2017.




Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

ELA, mathematics, science

High school

High school graduation readiness

Spring




MC, short answer, CR, writing prompts (ELA)

Y

Students must pass the grade 10 tests in ELA, mathematics, and one of the four high school science and technology/engineering tests as one condition of eligibility for a high school diploma.




MCAS Alternate Assessment

ELA, mathematics, science

3–12

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Criterion-referenced portfolio




Y







ACCESS for ELLs

Reading, writing, speaking, listening

K–12

English language proficiency

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available (note that K test is paper-pencil)

SR, CR, performance based, interactive items

Y




Michigan

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

English language arts (ELA), mathematics

3–8


Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available




Y

Assessment includes both state-developed and Smarter Balanced content.




M-STEP

Science

4, 7, 11–12

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available




Y

Grade 11–12 M-STEP is part of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).




M-STEP

Social studies

5, 8, 11–12

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available




Y

Grade 11–12 M-STEP is part of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).




Michigan’s Alternate Assessment Program (MI-Access)

ELA, mathematics

3–8


Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available




Y







MI-Access

Science

4, 7

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available




Y







MI-Access

Social studies

5, 8

Proficiency on state standards

Spring

Computer-based, with paper-pencil version available




Y







PSAT

Reading, writing and language, mathematics

9–10

College readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil

MC










SAT

Reading, writing and language, mathematics

11, eligible 12

College readiness

Spring

Paper-pencil

MC, CR




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