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Assessments By Grade Level

  • Please consider the following:

    • Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Teachers give assessments to students to check for understanding and to gather information about students' knowledge or skills, which further guides instructional practices. Both are required to optimize student growth.  
      • Click HERE to read a short article for parents regarding assessment.
    • Parents and guardians should contact their children's schools with any testing questions or for additional information about how schools and teachers use test results to support student success. In most cases, a student score report is available within ParentVUE, under the Documents Tab, after the test window has closed.

    Elementary School Assessments K-5 

    Middle School Assessments 6-8

    High School Assessments 9-12

     

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding LCPS District-Wide Assessment

    1. How much time, on average, will my student spend engaged in district-wide assessment?

     

    Average Time Students Spend in District-Wide Assessment

    Grade

    Fall

    Winter

    Spring

    K

    70

    270

    70

    1

    90

    330

    90

    2

    150

    750

    150

    3

    240

    480

    510

    4

    240

    480

    480

    5

    240

    480

    540

    6

    240

    480

    510

    7

    240

    480

    510

    8

    120

    360

    660

    9

    270

    240

    480

    10

    270

    240

    120

    11

    270

    240

    240

    Number of minutes, by grade level

    2. What percentage of instructional time, on average, will my student spend engaged in district-wide assessment?

    Percentage of Instructional Time Students Spend in District-Wide Assessment

    Grade

    Fall

    Winter

    Spring

    K

    0.3%

    1.3%

    0.3%

    1

    0.4%

    1.5%

    0.4%

    2

    0.7%

    3.5%

    0.7%

    3

    1.1%

    2.2%

    2.4%

    4

    1.1%

    2.2%

    2.2%

    5

    1.1%

    2.2%

    2.5%

    6

    1.1%

    2.2%

    2.4%

    7

    1.1%

    2.2%

    2.4%

    8

    0.6%

    1.7%

    3.1%

    9

    1.3%

    1.1%

    2.2%

    10

    1.3%

    1.1%

    0.6%

    11

    1.3%

    1.1%

    1.1%

     

    Number of minutes, by grade level

     

    These calculations assume the following:

    • Fall, Winter, and Spring are each about 3 months in duration
    • 3 months = about 60 school days (total)
    • Each school day offers about 6 hours of instruction (360 minutes)
    • 60 days = 360 instructional hours = 21,600 minutes

     

    3. What is not reflected in these tables?

    • The administration of screeners for specific students, such as the WIDA screener for newly enrolled English Learner students, FAST assessments in Reading and Math for identified students, dual language assessment, and/or eligibility testing for students who may have a disability
    • Mathematics Algebra Readiness assessment (5th grade)
    • Advanced Placement tests, registered for individually by students (generally grades 10-12)
    • Career and Technical Education assessments, to include certification and/or licensure examinations, as well as Workplace Readiness and W!SE Financial Literacy tests (grades 9-12)
    • International Baccalaureate assessments at selected schools for selected students (generally grades 10-12)
    • For more individualized information, please reach out to your student’s teacher and/or Counselor.

     

Last Modified on March 30, 2024