PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)
This school year, New Mexico's current reading, writing, and mathematics components of the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) will be replaced with the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) assessments.
PARCC was developed to measure the full extent to which students are demonstrating mastery of the New Mexico Common Core State Standards (NMCCSS). Students at SFIS will take the PARCC Assessments for this first time this spring.
The testing window for this assessment April 16th through May 11th
New Mexico Standardized Based Assessment (Science 7th grade)
This year 7th grade students will take the Science New Mexico Standardized Based Assessment (NMSBA). This assessment is BIE-mandated, and used to assess whether 7th grade students are meeting grade-level standards specifically in the content area of science.
The testing window for this assessment is March 5th through March 30th
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) has developed computerized adaptive tests called Measure of Academic Progress (MAP). This assessment uses a scale called Rausch Unit (RIT) to measure student achievement and growth. RIT scores range from about 140 to 300 and make it possible for teachers and parents to follow a student’s educational growth from year to year.
MAP assessments are designed to target a student’s academic performance in mathematics, reading, language usage, and science. The computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions so that each student has a fair opportunity to show what he or she knows and can do.
Testing windows for MAP are:
Fall (August 1-October 13 ), Winter (November 6- February 2) and Spring (March- June 1st)