The Archdiocese of Baltimore will no longer use the annual Iowa Assessment to test students. Instead, grade 1-8 students will be tested using the Performance Series assessment. Beginning Fall 2020, students will take a math, reading, and language arts test.
The test is computer-based and takes about three hours. Below is our testing schedule for September 2020:
Wed, Sep 23: Gr 8
Thu, Sep 24: Gr 1
Mon, Sep 28: Gr 5
Tue, Sep 29: Gr 6
Wed, Sep 30: Gr 4
Thu, Oct 1: Gr 7
Mon, Oct 5: Gr 2
Tue, Oct 6: Gr 3
Wed, Oct 7 and Thu, Oct 8 are Make Up Days
Fri, Sep 25, Oct 2, and Oct are Make Up Days
Info specific to 2020: Because this is a computer-based assessment, parents have the option of keeping their children home from school that day to complete the exam. Please notify your child's homeroom teacher if they will be staying home so you can receive the appropriate login information.
Students already learning virtually will be given login information from your child's homeroom teacher.
*No new instruction will be given on test days. Students opting to remain home to test are only expected to complete the test. It is a series of 3 untimed tests (2 for Gr 1) which should take approximately 1 hour to complete. Breaks will be given in between testing.*