TRI-COUNTY SCHOOLS

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

Test Name

Date Window

Subject

Rationale

Length

OLPA MATH

GRADE 3

Feb. 1-8

MATH

District Initiative. Guidance for MCA testing and student progress.

1-1.5 HOURS

OLPA MATH GRADE 4

Feb 1-8

MATH

District Initiative. Guidance for MCA testing and student progress.

1-1.5 HOURS

OLPA MATH GRADE 5

Feb 1-8

MATH

District Initiative. Guidance for MCA testing and student progress.

1-1.5 HOURS

OLPA MATH GRADE 6

Feb 1-8

MATH

District Initiative. Guidance for MCA testing and student progress.

1-1.5 HOURS

OLPA MATH GRADE 7

Feb. 1-8

MATH

District Initiative. Guidance for MCA testing and student progress.

1-1.5 HOURS

MCA READING 3

Mid April

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 4

Mid April

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 5

Mid April

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 6

Mid April

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 7

Mid April

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 8

Mid April

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA MATH 3

Mid April

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 4

Late April

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 5

Late April

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 6

Late April

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 7

Late April

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 8

Late April

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA READING 10

Early April

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA MATH 11

Late April

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA SCIENCE 5

Mid April

SCIENCE

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

1.75 hours

MCA SCIENCE 8

Early May

SCIENCE

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

1.75 hours

MCA SCIENCE 10

Early May

SCIENCE

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

1.75 hours

ACT

April 14, 2018

ACT Plus Writing

Optional for students and at no expense.

2.5-3 Hours

ACCUPLACER

May 14

Math/Reading

Optional for students who wish to have postseondary options such as OCHS or CIHS

1-2 Hours

Instructional Unit Assessments

ALL

Throughout the year

Discretion of the instructor to measure academic performance and objective attainment

1 hour

PSAT

10

October 11, 2017

College/career readiness

2-3 hours

 

STAR  EARLY LITERACY

ASSESSMENTS

 

 

NOV/FEB

 

Measures student readiness for K

30 MIN

STAR EARLY LITERACY K-2

K-2

Beginning of the year and end of each quarter.

Measures student proficiency in reading and reading fluency

30 MIN

STAR READING

3-8

Beginning of year and end of each quarter.

Measures

student proficiency in reading

30 MIN

STAR MATH

3-8

Beginning of each year and end of each quarter.

Measures student proficiency in math.

30 MIN