The Parent’s Corner

The Office of Assessment wants you to get involved at the Parent Corner!

Why do students need to take assessments? There are two reasons for assessments: (1)Teacher instructional needs and (2) local, State, and Federal requirements. While most students and families think of assessments as a way teachers grade students, staff often see it in a different light: a way to collect data on students’ educational progress. Assessments help teachers guide instruction for the entire class and individualize instruction for students who may need additional support or additional challenges. In addition, The State and Federal Departments of Education require certain assessments to promote student learning, and these are not optional.

To Meet State and Federal Requires, APS Delivers the following Assessments:

Click on an assessment by grade to learn about required assessments your students will take at the district level including what the assessment is for, what to expect during the tests including practice links, what the scores mean and resources to use based on the results.

Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Math EMAS SOL SOL SOL SOL SOL 7 or EOC   Alg I or Higher SOL 8 or EOC   Alg I or Higher EOC SOL * * *
Reading Pre-K PALS PALS PALS PALS SOL SOL SOL SOL SOL SOL EOC SOL *
Writing LAA$ LAA$ EOC SOL
History LAA$ Va Studies LAA$ US LAA$ Civics and Econ LAA$ W Geo LAA$ * * * *
Science LAA$ SOL SOL EOC Bio * * *
WISE X
Gifted NNAT CogAT # # # # # # &Gov School &Gov School
WIDA^ WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA WIDA
Social Emotional CBRS

Note:  VAAP content areas are taken during the associated grade level SOL. In HS,  VAAP is taken at 11th, and includes Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies.

* Content EOC if Verified Credit is needed

# only for students without a prior ability score

^ WIDA ACCESS for Els is for all ELs, ELP Levels 1-4 levels

$ LAA indicates Local Alternative Assessment – All students must be accounted for including EL and SWD

& Testing is dependent on student need

Other Tests Students in APS may take:

Please visit our Accommodations Page to learn about accommodations for students with an IEP, EL plan, 504 plan, or even a temporary condition!