2017-18 Test Administration Windows

Download a PDF of the test administration windows for 2017-18. Specific district calendars may be found on district websites.

Required Assessments
Assessment Name Subject(s) Student Group Administration Window
TCAP End-of-Course Assessments
  • English I/II/III
  • Integrated Math I/II/III
  • Algebra I/II
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • U.S. History & Geography
High school students and any middle school
student taking a high school course
Fall block:
November 27–December 15*

Spring block/traditional schedule:
April 16–May 4*
TCAP Grades 3–8
  • English language arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
Students in grades 3–8 April 16–May 4
ACCESS for ELs
  • English proficiency
Students who are English learners March 5–April 20 (Tentative)
Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)
  • English language arts
  • Math
Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 with the
most significant cognitive disabilities.
March 19–May 11 (Tentative)
TCAP-Alt
  • Science/Biology
  • Social Studies
Students in grades 3–8 with the most
significant cognitive disabilities for both
science and social studies, and students
in grade 10 for biology
March 19–May 11 (Tentative)
NAEP
  • Reading
  • Math
Students in grades 4 and 8 in selected schools January 29–March 9 (Tentative)
ACT
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
Students in grade 11
  • March 20 for paper and pencil
  • March 20–29 for online
  • March 20–April 3 for testing with accommodations
  • April 3 and April 24 are make-up dates

* Districts must administer the writing portions of assessments during the first week of the window.

NOTE: Each spring a stand-alone field test will be administered to select schools for ELA and U.S. History & Geography. Field tests do not count toward student grades or teacher evaluation.

Optional Assessments
Assessment Name Subject(s) Student Group Administration Window
Grade 2**
  • English language arts
  • Math
Students in grade 2 April 23–May 4
Grade 2-Alt**
  • English language arts
  • Math
Students in grade 2 with the most significant
cognitive disabilities
March 19–May 11 (Tentative)
ACT Senior Retake
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
Seniors who took the ACT as juniors TBD

 

** If a district opts to administer the Grade 2 assessment, the district must also administer the Grade 2 Alternative assessment.