2017.18 Hayden School District Assessments
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Hayden School District
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17-18 District Assessment Calendar
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District Approved Classroom Assessments, Vendor, and State Mandated Tests only. Does not include classroom assessments that are part of regular instructional practice.
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Assessment NameGradesEstimated Testing TimesCalendar DatesRequirement Status and Purpose
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TS GoldPK & KOpen all yearOctober, January, MayComprehensive observation and student performance information. Informs whole child development including academic as well as developmental benchmarks. The high majority of 'administration' is embedded.
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DIBELSK-5Approx 15 minutes total 3 times/yearAug/Sept
December
April/May
State required for K-3; District requirement for 4-5: Early Reading Readiness that helps identify students who are at risk for reading delays.
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NNAT32nd & 6th30-90 minutes totalSecond grade and six grade are tested in the fall.Locally chosen measure for identification of gifted students.
The NNAT3 measures students’ learned reasoning abilities.

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STAR & Early STARK - 12thELEM - 30 minutes total 3 times a year SEC - approx 30 min 4 times a yearELEM - Aug/Sept
December
April/May -- SEC additonally in Oct
Identify students who need support in Reading /Math Progress monitoring for Reading and Math for local measure
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District Writing Performance AssessmentK-1260 minutesOctober
February
May
Inform instruction (including intervention needs); inform teacher effectiveness evaluation; provide a record of learning for individual students
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CMAS: ELA
and Math
3-8ELA 70-90 minutes for each unit, 3 or 4 units depending on field tests

Math 35-60 minutes for each unit, 3 or 4 units depending on field tests
April 9 - April 27State Requirement: To measure students’ attainment of the Colorado Academic Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics statewide.
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CMAS and CoAlt: Social Studies at selected schools only.11th 80 minutes/testApril 9 - April 27State Requirement: To measure students’ attainment of the Colorado Academic Standards in Social Studies statewide.
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CMAS and CoAlt: Science5,8,11 210 minutesApril 9 - April 27State Requirement: To measure students’ attainment of the Colorado Academic Standards in Science statewide.
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DLM in English Language Arts and Math3 - 11
For qualifying students only
Approx 2 hours to complete 10 to 14 testlets April 9 - April 27State Requirement: The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment program is designed to measure what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can do.
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W-APTK-12Up to 90 minutesWithin the first 30 days of an ELL student entering the school district.State Requirement: W-APT stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test. It is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. It assists educators with programmatic placement decisions such as identification and placement of ELLs. The W-APT is one component of WIDA's comprehensive assessment system.
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ACCESS for ELLs®K-12 students identified as English Language LearnersApprox. 3 hours total for reading, writing, listening and speakingJanuary 8 - Feb 9State Requirement:Measures a student’s progress in acquiring academic English.
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NJCTL Common Assessments6th - 12thEnd of Unit testingDetermined by end of unit per content area using NJCTL (6-12th grade Math and Science.Local measurement used in NJCTL curriculum instruction.
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PSAT9th - 10th2.5 hoursApril 10th, 11th or 12thState Requirement: The PSAT is designed to:
· Measure the essential ingredients for college and career readiness and success, as shown by research.
· Have a stronger connection to classroom learning.
· Inspire productive practice for the SAT.
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SAT11th3 hours, 50 minutes for Math, Evidence-Based Reading and WritingApril 10State Requirement: Created by the College Board, the SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.
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Advanced Placement10th -12th grade students who are enrolled in AP courses.3 hours/content area being assessedMayNational Test – Local Choice: Student who take the AP exam can earn college credit and potentially skip introductory courses if they do well on the AP Exam. This can save tuition costs and help students graduate on time. The tests are the culmination of year-long Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Most are multiple choice and free response. One requires a portfolio.
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Accuplacer11 & 12
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For more information on state assessments, please go to: http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment
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