Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2016-2017 Testing Calendar (tentative)

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Principals; Technology Coordinator; Test Coordinator; General Business Manager; Teachers

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The tentative testing calendar for the 2016-2017 school year has been established. The assessment at grades 1 and 2 will include a fall, winter and spring administration. More information and administration dates for grades 1 and 2 will be provided when available.

August 15 – September 23, 2016    Window for the kindergarten screener

January 30 – March 10, 2017          Window for English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA2) for LEP students K-12                              

February 28, 2017                            Paper-based ACT at grade 11

February 28 – March 14, 2017         Window for the computer-based ACT at grade 11

March 17, 2017                                Science alternate portfolio at grades 5, 7, 10 and due  

April 19, 2017                                   Make-up date for paper-based ACT at grade 11

April 3 – May 12, 2017                     Window for the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) at grades 3-8 and 11 in mathematics and ELA

April 10 – May 12, 2017                   Window for the ACT Aspire at grades 3 –10


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