How Much Time* Do Students Spend Taking Yearly Assessments at ASD?

Let's Do The Math... 170 school days per year multiplied by 6.5 hours per school day equals 1,105 hours of school per year


  • Typical Student

Typical Student equals 13 hours or less of testing
  • Student Receiving English Language Learners Services

Student Receiving English Language Learners Services equals less than 17 hours of testing
  • Student Receiving Intensive Needs Special Education Services

Student Receiving intensive needs special education services equals less than 6 hours of testing
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  • FastBridge: Grades K–2

    The assessment measures early literacy, early numeracy, and math computation in grades K-2. The results are used to measure learning status and growth within the school year, to support identification of students who are at-risk and in need of interventions and/or enrichment, and for program evaluation and accountability.


    MAP Growth: Grades 3–12

    The assessment measures students’ achievement on the standards and is designed to provide detailed information to better inform classroom instruction to include identifying students in need of intervention or acceleration. MAP Growth shows how much growth has occurred between testing events and projects profi ciency on PEAKS.


    School Climate & Connectedness Survey (SCCS): Grades 3–12

    Measures school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, social and emotional learning, and observed risk behaviors at school. The results are used to assist educators in infl uencing academic performance, improving learning environments, and encouraging positive relationships.


    Alternate Assessment (DLM): Grades 3–10

    The assessment measures students’ understanding of the alternate state English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science standards at grade level for students with signifi cant cognitive disabilities. The results are used to inform parents, educators, policy makers, and the community about how our schools and districts are performing.


    ELPA (ACCESS 2.0): Grades K–12

    The assessment measures students’ current level of English language proficiency. It is used to help determine if students are prepared to exit English Language Learner (ELL) support programs and provides teachers and school staff with information they can use to enhance instruction and learning opportunities for ELL students.


    PEAKS: Grades 3–10

    The assessment measures students’ understanding of the state English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science standards at grade level. The results are used to inform parents, educators, policy makers, and the community about how our schools and districts are performing.

Other Testing

  • District: Standards-Based Measures of Proficiency (STAMP)

    STAMP is administered each year to students who participate in World Language Programs. Students taking this assessment will have an additional 120 minutes of testing time.

    Federal: NAEP – Grades 4, 8, and 12

    120 mins of additional testing. Only administered in the spring of odd years. Administered to a carefully crafted sample at selected schools.

    State: WIDA Screener

    Only administered to students for identification for ELL services. Students taking this assessment will have an additional 80 minutes of testing time once during their ASD career.

    State: Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) – Grades 9–12

    60 mins of additional testing. Only administered in the spring of odd years. Administered to students with parent permission.

     

    *Test administration time; the time required to administer the assessment (student completion time, including instructions read aloud by the proctor) Time spent testing does not include staff coordination of the assessment, test administrator training, or student practice time.