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ACAP Student Assessments
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Assessment is an integral part of instruction, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met.

Assessments affect decisions about grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and, in some cases, funding.

Assessments inspire us to ask these hard questions: "Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?" "Are students learning what they are supposed to be learning?" "Is there a way to teach the subject better, thereby promoting better learning?"

 In Alabama:

  • Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, all 2nd-8th grade students will participate in a new statewide assessment.  This will take the place of the Performance Series test that has been given in the past two years.  It is being called the "ACAP Summative".  Information on this test can be found by clicking HERE

Some new features of this new assessment are:

    • Second grade will take the test, but their scores will only be used to measure growth for their 3rd grade year.


    • There is a writing component in the tests for grades 4 through 8.


    • Grades 4, 6, and 8 will take the Science portion (previously this was given in 5th and 7th grades).



 Sample test items for this new assessment are available by clicking HERE

 

 

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