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Testing Dates



Students Involved

August 9 1st Day of School All Grades
August 14-August 25 NWEA Grades K - 8
September 25 - November 3 Dyslexia Screener K - 2
October 11 PSAT Grades 9 - 11
December 5 - December 15 NWEA Grades K - 8
December 23 - January 8 Winter Break All Grades
January 16 - March 1 WIDA ENL Students K-12
January 29 - March 8 NAEP CRE - Grade 4
February 20 - February 26 CogAT Screener Grades K & 2
February 26 - March 11 - March CogAT Full Battery Grades K, 2, & 5 who qualify.
March 4 - March 15 SAT Grade 11
March 4 - March 15 IREAD-3 Grade 3 (and DNP 4th Graders)
March 29 - April 8 Spring Break All Grades
April 1 - May 10 IAM Exceptional Learners not taking ILEARN.
April 15 - May 10 ILEARN Grades 3 - 8
April 15 - May 17 ILEARN Biology High School Biology Students
May 6 - May 24 NWEA Grades K - 8
May 23 - May 29 SIGS Grades K, 2 & 5, Parents/ Teachers who qualify.
May 29  Last Day for students All Grades



A research-based, mission-driven organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed Pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.



Indiana’s online computer-adaptive assessment designed to measure your child’s proficiency of the Indiana Academic Standards for Grades 3-8, Biology, and U.S. Government. ILEARN fulfills both state and federal accountability requirements and is Indiana’s summative accountability assessment. The graphic below shows ILEARN content areas and grade levels.


Dyslexia Screener

School corporations and charter schools must ensure that all students in kindergarten, grade one, and grade two are screened each school year for learning characteristics related to dyslexia. The selected universal screener must be approved by IDOE. Universal screeners are brief, designed for all students, and provide an indicator if students may be at risk or at some risk for learning characteristics related to dyslexia.



The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a practice version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and many students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year. The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in reading, writing, and math. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.



WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) is a suite of English language proficiency assessments for grades K-12. As a flexible, on-demand language proficiency assessment, WIDA MODEL can be administered at any time during the school year, depending on the needs of the district, school, teacher or student. 



The Nation’s Report Card is a resource—a common measure of student achievement—because it offers a window into the state of our K-12 education system and what our children are learning. When students, their parents, teachers, and principals participate in the Nation’s Report Card—the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas—they are helping to inform decisions about how to improve the education system in our country.



Measures the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student compared to age mates and grade mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.



An entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board



a grade three reading assessment that measures foundational reading skills, including students' ability to read and understand grade-level text.



Indiana's online computer-adaptive assessment designed to measure your child's proficiency of the Indiana Academic Standards for Grades 3-8, Biology, and U.S. Government. ILEARN fulfills both state and federal accountability requirements and is Indiana's summative accountability assessment.



The Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS) is a norm-referenced rating scale designed to assist school districts in the identification of students as gifted. The SIGS assesses seven areas: general intellectual ability, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, creativity, and leadership.



Students enrolled in a U.S. government course where credit is awarded for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma designation are required to take the naturalization examination provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). U.S. government courses include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual credit, and Cambridge International courses. Students are not required to pass the naturalization examination in order to pass the U.S. government course.


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