A new edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, posted here, provides important information for data managers, program & school leaders, test coordinators, special education, preschool and kindergarten teachers.
Districts and community schools must administer a state-funded college and career readiness tests to juniors in spring 2017 as one of their three diploma options. Each district and community will choose to either administer the state-funded ACT or SAT college and career readiness tests. Click here for test dates and more information.
2016 was the last year a paper option was required to be made available. The following procedure has been developed to facilitate districts requesting exceptions to online testing to be administered in Spring 2017. For more information click here.
Report confirms investment in early childhood is important in student success
Many districts are receiving communication from families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing.