Assessment

Assessment of progress is an important part of the educational process. It allows teachers to know if students have learned material, informs future instruction, and allows the school to shore up weaknesses and identify strengths.

To find out more about the new Idaho Core Standards and the ISAT 2.0, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


ACT
(College Readiness Assessment)

Grades 6-12

Sessions at PHS
October 25, 2014
December 13, 2014
February 7, 2015
April 18, 2015

National Testing Dates
September 13, 2014
June 13, 2015

*Note: Must be at least 13 years of age to register.

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AP
(Advance Placement)

Grades 9-12

Regularly Scheduled AP Exams
May 4-8, 2015
May 11-14, 2015

*Note: Usually taken after completing an AP course.

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IELA
(Idaho English Language Assessment)

Grades K-12

Testing Window
February 18-March 31, 2015

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IRI
(Idaho Reading Indicator)

Grades K-3

Fall: August 18-September 26, 2014
Winter: (Optional) January-February, 2015
Spring: April 1-May 1, 2015

*Note: Spring administration will also include the IRI Alt. Assessment.

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ISAT Science
(Idaho Standards Achievement Tests)

Grades 5 & 7
Grades 9-12 (Once as End of Course Assessment for Biology or Chemistry)

Testing Window
March 30-May 22, 2015

*Note: Current grades 11-12 should have already completed the ISAT Science.

ISAT Science Alt. Testing Window
Grades 5, 7 & 10
October 15, 2014-February 28, 2015

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ISAT Retakes

Grade 12

Testing Window
March 30-May 22, 2015

*Note: Grade 11 is optional at a $6/test cost to the school district.

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NAEP
(National Assessment of Educational Progress)

Grades 4, 8 & 12
(Administered Odd Years)

Oakwood
February 26, 2015

Preston Junior High
February 25, 2015

Preston High School
Not selected for testing in 2015

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NCSC Alt.
(National Center and State Collaborative)

Grades 3-8, & 11

Testing Window
April-May, 2015

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PSAT/NMSQT
(Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

Grade 10
(All Sophomores paid for by the State of Idaho)

National and Idaho Testing Date
October 15, 2014

*Note: Grade 11 is optional, but Juniors who take the PSAT can compete for National Merit Scholarships.

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SAT
(Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Grade 11
(All Juniors paid for by the State of Idaho)

PHS Testing Date
April 15, 2015

PHS Makeup Date
April 29, 2015 (Tentative)

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Smarter Balanced Assessment

Grades 3-10
Grade 11 is Optional

Testing Window
March 30-May 22, 2015

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