TRI-COUNTY SCHOOLS

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

Test Name

Date Window

Subject

Rationale

Length

MCA READING 3

April 18-19

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 4

April 16-17

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 5

April 18-19

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 6

April 25-26

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 7

April 9-10

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA READING 8

April 25-26

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA MATH 3

April 30-May 1

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 4

April 23-24

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 5

April 23-24

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 6

May 2-3

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 7

April 16-17

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA MATH 8

April 11-12

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA READING 10

April 11-12

READING

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2-2.5 HOURS

MCA MATH 11

April 9-10

MATH

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

2 HOURS

MCA SCIENCE 5

May 2-3

SCIENCE

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

1.75 hours

MCA SCIENCE 8

May 9-10

SCIENCE

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

1.75 hours

MCA SCIENCE 10

May 7-8

SCIENCE

Required by State to assess growth and school impact

1.75 hours

ACT

April 3, 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

CIVICS ASSESSMENT

May 21

Civics

Fulfills state statutory requirement to give a civics proficiency test

1 hour

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