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WEST VIRGINIA MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS and Other Assessment Administration Schedules for 2011-2012



ACT EXPLORE AND ACT PLAN: GRADES 8 and 10

October 24, 2011 – November 4, 2011

Testing Window for ACT EXPLORE (Grade 8) & ACT PLAN (Grade 10)

 

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS (NAEP):  Grades 4, 8 and 12

January 28 – March 8, 2013

State NAEP is administered every other year.

 

WESTEST 2 Online Writing: Grades 3-11
(Writing Scores are integrated into WESTEST 2 R/LA Scores)

February 27 – March 16, 2012

Middle School Online Testing Window (Recommended)

March 19 – April 6, 2012

High School Online Testing Window (Recommended)

April 9 – 27, 2012

Elementary School Online Testing Window (Recommended)

 

WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS TESTS (WESTEST 2) :  Grades 3-11

May 7 – 25, 2012

Testing Window

  • Each county will determine the first and last day of the testing window to include no more than 10 consecutive instructional days.
  • County test coordinators must notify the Office of Assessment and Accountability of their selected dates.
  • WVSSAC is making an effort to not schedule sporting events during May 14 – 17, 2012.

 

ALTERNATE PERFORMANCE TASK ASSESSMENT (APTA)
Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics: Grades 3-8 and 11
Science: Grades 4, 6 and 10

April 23 – May 4, 2012   

Testing Window


Other Assessments
(note: the assessments listed below are not administered by the Office of Assessment, Accountability and Research)  


HEAP – Health Assessment 
Grades 6, 8 and High School Health Courses

Online throughout the
school year

Ongoing based on when students are enrolled in the course

 

FitnessGram – Physical Fitness Assessment 
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and High School Health Courses

Performance based throughout the school year               

Ongoing based on when students complete the physical education course

 


ACT College Admissions

September 10, 2011

Testing dates on Saturdays

October 22, 2011

December 10, 2011

February 11, 2012

April 14, 2012

June 9, 2012

 


SAT

October 1, 2011

Testing dates on Saturdays

November 5, 2011

December 3, 2011

January 28, 2012

March 10, 2012

May 5, 2012

June 2, 2012

 

PSAT/NMSQT: Grades 9-11 (Interested Students)

October 12, 2011

Not all students

October 15, 2011


 


HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORK ASSESSMENT: Grade 12

Jan 30 - Feb 24 2012

High Schools That Work is administered every other year.  Testing dates for 2011-2012 school year will be posted as they become available.

 


WORK KEYS: Grade 12

November 28, 2011 - December 9, 2011 First Semester

Measures Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information for career/technical education concentration

Feburary 27, 2012 to March 12, 2012 Second Semester

 


WESTELL: Grades K-12

March 26 - April 27, 2012

Measures the English language proficiency of students who are not native English speakers, or have a home language other than English

   


Career/Technical Education, Global 21 Performance Assessments:  Grades 9 - 12

December 1, 2011 - January 13, 2012 Fall Semester Testing Window

 

April 2, 2012 - May 11, 2010 Spring Semester Testing Window

 


AP (Advanced Placement) Grades 9-12

May 7 – 18, 2012

Students enrolled in AP Classes

 


TECH STEPS: Grade 8

September 2011 – April 2012

Six modules to be completed