Academic Assessments

Assessments are a necessary tool by which we can identify students’ strengths and weaknesses in order to better individualize their educational plan and supports and they are used to inform classroom instruction. These tools also assist us in determining a student’s level of academic mastery and may play a significant role in grade level placement decisions.

All students are required to attend tests/assessments/exams when they are assigned, or they will receive a zero (0). Students with excused absences will be given a make-up exam. Students may receive both a performance mastery grade as well as a participation grade for all tests/assessments/exams.

Students may be required to retake a test/assessment/exam if there is concern and/or indicators that the student did not take adequate time to perform the assigned task, did not take the test on camera, may have been assisted in performing the assessment in a manner that was not specifically permitted, and/or that the results may not have been the student’s own work. The determination of whether a student needs to retake a test/assessment/exam is at the sole discretion of the teacher and/or school administration. If a student is required to retake a test/assessment/exam, then a zero (0) will remain as the student’s grade until the test is retaken. If a student is found to have cheated on an exam then the student may receive a zero (0) for the test/assessment/exam or may be given the opportunity to retake the test/assessment/exam for a score not to exceed 70% at the sole discretion of the teacher and/or school administration.

State Milestones assessments, GAA, and ACCESS tests are mandatory and must be taken in person, at the assigned location, and at the assigned time.

NWEA MAP tests (3 x a year) and final exams (2 x per year per course/subject at the end of each semester) are taken online and at a specific time. These tests may be monitored on camera. These assessments are mandatory.

DIBELS and GKids tests require student teacher interaction and may be proctored on-line through video and mic. These tests are mandatory.

NWEA Reading Fluency assessments (grades K-3) may require student teacher interaction and are proctored online through video and mic. These tests are mandatory.

ACCUPLACER, AP, SAT, ACT, PSAT, etc. are optional, but must be taken in person at an assigned time. These may be required to participate in specific programs.

Gifted Testing is by invitation only and may be given in person and/or online proctored by camera and mic.

There may be additional required tests/assessments/exams depending on the grade level, course, and/or a student's special circumstances that are monitored on camera and/or are taken in person. A student’s special circumstances may include but is not limited to those that may be required for RtI monitoring, to participate in the Advanced & Gifted Program, to be considered for AP/Dual Enrollment classes, and/or as may be required per a student’s IEP.