State Assessment Testing - SBA & MSP

Smarter Balanced Assessments
 GradesSubjectsRequirementTesting Window

Fall 2015 (retake)

11 & 12English Language Arts

Available to students in the classes of 2017 or earlier who have not yet met the ELA assessment graduation requirement

ONLINE: November 2 – 20
PAPER/PENCIL: not available

12

Available to students who tested on the ELA in 2015 and would like to attempt a higher score

12Mathematics

Available to students who have not yet met the mathematics assessment graduation requirement

Available to students who tested on the mathematics in 2015 and would like to attempt a higher score

Spring 2016

3-8

English Language Arts and Mathematics

Required for federal and state accountability

ONLINE: March 7 – June 10
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 10)
PAPER/PENCIL: March 7 – May 20
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than May 20)

For example, if the last day of school is June 10, the testing window will be March 7 – May 20

10English Language Arts

Required for graduation for classes of 2017 and 2018

ONLINE: March 7 ‒ June 10
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 10)
PAPER/PENCIL: May 6 ‒ May 27
(must be administered within the last 3 weeks of the school year, but no later than May 30)

For example, if the last day of school is May 30, the testing window will be May 6 – May 27

11

English Language Arts* and Mathematics

Required for federal and state accountability and for graduation for class of 2019 and beyond

*A student in grade 11 who earned a level 3 or level 4 ELA score in grade 10 is not required to test.
(Previous score will be carried forward for accountability)

ONLINE: April 18 – June 10
(must be administered within the last 7 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 10)
PAPER/PENCIL: May 6 ‒ May 27
(must be administered within the last 3 weeks of the school year)

For example, if the last day of school is June 10, the testing window will be May 6 – May 27


Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)
 GradesSubjectRequirementTesting Window

Spring 2016

 5 & 8

 Science

Required for federal and state accountability

ONLINE: April 18 ‒ June 3
PAPER/PENCIL: April 18 ‒ May 20