ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE – FIRST SEMESTER
|PSAT EXAM (grade 10) – October 14th|
|SAT EXAM (grade 12) – October 14th|
|READING INVENTORY 1 (grades 9-11) – August 31st – September 11th|
Reading Inventory is administered three times per year to all students. It measures growth in reading comprehension. Upon completing the Reading Inventory assessment, students are provided with their lexile level.
The WIDA Screener is administered to potential English Language Learners who are new to the GMCS school district. This placement test measures their proficiency in academic language in English.
END of COURSE EXAMS (EoCs)
End of Course Exams (EoCs) are administered to students upon completing year long or semester-long courses. These exams are the finals for these courses and can be used as demonstrations of competency to meet graduation assessment requirements in Science, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Math.
10th GRADE PSAT + 11th GRADE SAT
The PSAT will be administered to all 10th graders each spring and the SAT will be administered to all 11th graders. Passing test scores on these assessments may be used to demonstrate competency in reading, writing and math.
The College Board has partnered with Kahn Academy to provide online individualized test preparation courses for both of these exams.
NM ASSESSMENT OF SCIENCE READINESS (NM-ASR)
The NM-ASR SCIENCE test is administered to all 11th grade students in the spring. This test is a demonstration of competency for graduation in science. This exam assesses the NM STEM-READY! STANDARDS.
WIDA ACCESS for ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
The WIDA ACCESS assessment measures the progress of English Language Learners in acquiring academic English language skills. This test is administered to all English Language Learners each spring until they test proficient.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THESE TESTS TO GRADUATE?
The state of New Mexico has legislated that all high school students must demonstrate competency in the five main subject areas of READING, WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE, and SOCIAL STUDIES in order to graduate with a diploma. Students may demonstrate competency in these areas by achieving a passing score on an assessment listed below.
Students graduating in 2021 may also use the GMCS LOCAL DEMONSTRATIONS OF COMPETENCY. Students who complete all of their coursework, but do NOT meet their assessment requirements are issued a certificate of completion rather than a diploma.
For more information about graduation requirements, please follow this link: NM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
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