Testing Schedule

Find out more about our scheduled tests for this year.

2018-2019 Testing Dates

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP), Grades 3 – 5

This assessment is ongoing throughout the school year for certain students with disabilities whose IEP teams have determined participation in this alternate assessment. Binders for collection of evidence due April 24, 2019

August 28 – September 19

W-APT, Kindergarten

Administered to kindergarten students with a home language other than, or in addition to English.

Universal Screener iReady Assessment, Grades 1 – 5

Screening to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. All grade 1-6 students are assessed, except those who meet the criteria for exemption or deferral.

September 5: 2nd Reading

September 7: 2nd Math

September 17: 5th Reading

September 18: 4th Reading

September 20: 3rd Reading

September 21: 1st Reading

September 24: 5th Math

September 25: 4th Math

September 26: 3rd Math

September 27: 1st Math

October 2 – 4

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), 2 and certain students in 3-5

For all students in grade 2 and for certain students in grades 3 – 7 who do not have an abilities test on file. This assessment is one of the measures used to identify potential Advanced Academics services.

October 9 – November 2

Universal Screener iReady Assessment – Reading only, Kindergarten

Screening to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy skills. All students are assessed, except those who meet the criteria for exemption or deferral.  

November 13

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2), 1 and certain students in 2-5

For all students in grade 1 and for certain students in grades 2-7 who do not have an abilities test score on file.

Horizon Assessment 1, Grades 3 – 5

Required division assessment for Language Arts/English (3-5), Mathematics (3-5) and Science (5)

November 27: 5th Science

November 29: 3rd Math

December 3: 4th Math

December 5: 5th Math

December 6: 3rd Reading

December 10: 5th Reading

December 12: 4th Reading

January 7 – February 28

Universal Screener iReady Assessment, Grades K – 5

Screening to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. All students with ELP levels deferred and/or students have already reached the 50th percentile of performance.

WIDA Access for ELLs 2.0, Grades K – 5

For all English learners (Els) at English Language Proficiency (ELP) levels 1-4 in grades 1-5 and for kindergarteners at ELP level 9.

January 22: 1st, 2nd and 5th grades

January 23: 1st, 2nd and 4th grades

January 24: 3rd, 4th and 5th grades

January 28: 2nd and 3rd grades

January 29: 1st grade

January 30 – February 28: Kindergarten and one on one assessments

January 22 – March 14

Alternate WIDA Access for ELLs, Grades 1 – 5

For ELs at ELP levels 1-4 in grades 1-5 who have significant cognitive disabilities.

February 12

NNAT2, Certain students in grades 2 – 5

For all students in grades 2-7 who meet all of the three following criteria: 1) enrolled in FCPS after the fall NNAT2 window, 2) have been referred for Advanced Academic Level IV services and 3) do not have an ability test score on file

March 4 – April 12 (exact grade level dates TBD)

Horizon Assessment 2, Grades 3 – 5

Division assessment for Language Arts/English (3-5), Mathematics (3-5) and Science (5)

Universal Screener iReady Assessment, Grades K – 5

Screening to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. All students are assessed, except those who meet the criteria for exemption or deferral.

April 22 – May 24: K – 2

April 22 – June 12: 3 – 5

April 22 – June 12

Junior Performance Assessment for Language Students (Jr. PALS), Grade 3

Summative assessment for all grade 3 students enrolled in Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)

May 6 – June 7 (exact grade level dates TBD)

SOL Non-Writing Tests, Grades 3 – 5

Required for all students in grades 3-5, Language Arts/Reading (3-5), Mathematics (3-5), Virginia History (4) and Science (5); all first attempts will be complete by May 31, expedited retakes will happen throughout and conclude by June 7