2022-2023 Testing Schedule

Testing Schedule
  • Fall STAR Tests (Online): STAR Early Literacy: Kindergarten (Aug. 17); 1st Grade (Aug. 18) STAR Reading: 2nd Grade (Aug. 18); 3rd Grade (Aug. 16); 4th Grade (Aug. 16); 5th Grade (Aug. 16); 6th Grade (Aug. 16) STAR Math: 1st Grade (Aug. 17); 2nd Grade (Aug. 23); 3rd Grade (Aug. 23); 4th Grade (Aug. 23); 5th Grade (Aug. 23); 6th Grade (Aug. 23)

    Winter STAR Tests (Online): STAR Early Literacy: Kindergarten (Dec. 6); 1st Grade (Dec. 6) STAR Reading: 2nd Grade (Dec. 7); 3rd Grade (Dec. 7); 4th Grade (Dec. 7); 5th Grade (Dec. 7); 6th Grade (Dec. 6) STAR Math: 1st Grade (Dec.13); 2nd Grade (Dec.14); 3rd Grade (Dec.14); 4th Grade (Dec.14); 5th Grade (Dec. 14); 6th Grade (Dec.13) 

    Spring STAR Tests (Online): STAR Early Literacy: Kindergarten (April 18); 1st Grade (April 18) STAR Reading: 2nd Grade (April 19); 3rd Grade (April 19); 4th Grade (April 19); 5th Grade (April 19); 6th Grade (April 19) STAR Math: 1st Grade (April 25); 2nd Grade (April 25); 3rd Grade (April 25); 4th Grade (April 26); 5th Grade (April 26); 6th Grade (April 26)   

    ACAP Summative (Online): Coming Soon 

Assessments

  • ACAP

    The ACAP (Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program) will be administered once a year in the Spring. Test items will be aligned to the Alabama Courses of Study. 

    • The ACAP will be administered to students in grades 2-8.
    • Second grade will take the test, but their scores will only be used to measure growth for their 3rd-grade year.
    • The assessment will be administered 100% online with the exception of a documented need for paper assessments (IEP, 504 Plan, or I-ELP).
    • The content areas to be assessed are math and English/language arts.
    • There is a writing component in the tests for grades 4 through 8 based on literary analysis.
    • Grades 4, 6, and 8 will take the Science portion (previously this was given in 5th and 7th grades).
  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STAR

    STAR Assessments will be administered three times a year, in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. STAR Assessments for elementary students include STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reading, and STAR Math. 

    • STAR Assessments are computer-adaptive tests, meaning each student’s testing experience is unique. When a student answers a question correctly, STAR automatically selects a more difficult item to be the next question. When a student answers a question incorrectly, the opposite occurs and the next item is less difficult than the current one.
    • By adapting to students and eliminating unnecessary questions, STAR can accurately measure student performance and growth with fewer items and less time.
    • Complete results are immediately available for educators via interactive, easy-to-read reports. The system understands how skills relate to one another—and that a student correctly answering advanced items doesn’t need to be tested separately on the basic component skills. For example, a student who aces complex algebra questions won’t see items testing basic addition skills. 

    To learn more, visit https://www.renaissance.com/products/star-assessments/