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2018-19 Test Administration Windows

Please note: content assessments for Grades 3-5 Social Studies will pause in 2018-19 for TCAP and TCAP-Alt.

Download a PDF of the test administration windows for 2018-19 and 2019-20. 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
  • Integrated Math I/II/III
  • Algebra I/II
  • Geometry
  • Biology*** (Spring only)
  • U.S. History & Geography
High school students and any middle school
student taking a high school course
Fall block:
November 26–December 14

Spring block/traditional:
April 15–May 3
Optional: April 8-12
TCAP Grades 3–8
  • English language arts
  • Math
  • Science***
  • Social Studies (Grades 6-8 only)  
Students in grades 3–8 April 15–May 3
Optional: April 8-12
ACCESS for ELs
  • English proficiency
Students who are English learners February 19-April 5
Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)
  • English language arts
  • Math
Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 with the
most significant cognitive disabilities.
March 18–May 3 (Tentative)
TCAP-Alt
  • Science***
  • 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 18–May 3 (Tentative)
NAEP
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
Students in grades 4, 8, and 12 in selected schools January 28–March 15

ACT

(Districts may choose between ACT and SAT)

  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
Students in grade 11
  • March 12
  • April 2
  • April 24
  • Online: March 12-21
  • Accommodations: March 12-April 30

Optional Assessments

Assessment Name Subject(s) Student Group Administration Window
Grade 2*
  • English language arts
  • Math
Students in grade 2 April 15–May 3
Optional: April 8-12
Grade 2-Alt*
  • English language arts
  • Math
Students in grade 2 with the most significant
cognitive disabilities
March 18–May 3
ACT Senior Retake**
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
Seniors who took the ACT as juniors
  • October 2 (accommodation window: Oct. 2-16)
  • October 16 (accommodation window: Oct.16-22),
  • October 30 (accommodation window: Oct. 30- Nov. 5)
  • Accommodations: October 2–November 5
SAT
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Writing & Language
  • Essay (optional)
Students in grade 11

Schools choose one primary and one make-up date.

  • October 10
  • March 6
  • March 27
  • April 9
  • April 23

* Participation in the Grade 2 operational assessment is a district option nad includes the alternate assessment if chosen.

** Participation is open to all 12th grade .students.

*** There will not be any reporting of Field Test assessments.