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WEST VIRGINIA MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS and Other Assessment Administration Schedules for 2012-2013



ACT EXPLORE AND ACT PLAN: GRADES 8 and 10

October 22 - November 2, 2012

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 25 - March 16, 2013

Middle School Online Testing Window (Recommended)

March 11 - March 29, 2013

High School Online Testing Window (Recommended)

April 1 - April 19, 2013

Elementary School Online Testing Window (Recommended)

 

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

May 6 - May 24, 2013

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 22 - May 3, 2013

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 8, 2012

Testing dates on Saturdays

October 27, 2012

December 8, 2012

February 9, 2013

April 13, 2013

June 8, 2013

 


SAT

October 6, 2012

Testing dates on Saturdays

November 3, 2012

December 1, 2012

January 26, 2013

March 9, 2013

May 4, 2013

June 1, 2013

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

October 17, 2012

Not all students

October 20, 2012

 

2012-2013 Calendar of Testing Activities- WorkKeys
Fall Activities
Dates
Spring Activities
Dates
WorkKeys Assessment Fall testing window Window closes November 30th, 2012 WorkKeys Assessment Spring testing window Window closes April 30th, 2013
Window in which to order materials for testing. October 15th to October 31st, 2012. Window in which to order materials for testing. March 15th to March 31st 2013


 


WESTELL: Grades K-12

March 18, 2013 - April 26, 2013

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
Fall Activities  

Spring Activities

 

December 3, 2012 - January 11, 2013 Global 21 Performance Assessment Fall Testing window ( including make-ups) April 1, 2013 - May 10, 2013 Global 21 Performance Assessment Spring Testing window ( including make-ups)

 


AP (Advanced Placement) Grades 9-12

May 6 - May 17, 2013

Students enrolled in AP Classes

 

COMPASS

December 3, 2012-January 11, 2013
(for courses ending at end of first semester)

April 29-May 24, 2013
(for courses ending at the end of school year)

 

Students enrolled in Transitions Math for Seniors and/or English 12 CR