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09.18.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MSD Board Meeting @ Administrative Office
10.16.2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Board Meeting @ Pleasant Lake Elementary
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10.22.2018 - 10.26.2018
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Student Assessment

State Assessments  Assessment Name            Assessment Window   Begins Assessment Window Ends
Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTEP + Part I Applied Skills  (online) February 26, 2018 March 8, 2018
Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTEP + Part II Multiple Choice & Techanology Enhanced (online)  April 16, 2018  May 4, 2018
Grade 3 IREAD 3  spring (online) March 12, 2018
March 16, 2018

Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTAR Part I (online) January 8, 2018 February 16, 2018
  ISTAR Part 2 (online) April 16, 2018 May 18, 2018
 Grades 10-12 ECA Winter (online) December 4, 2017 December 15, 2017
  ECA Spring (online) May 15, 2018 May 24, 2018
Grades K-12 WIDA for English Language Learners (online 1-12) January 8, 2018 February 23, 2018
Grades 11-12 Accuplacer Part I (online) October 2, 2017 November 22, 2017
  Accuplacer Part II (online) February 12, 2018 March 30, 2018
Formative Assessments  NWEA  January 22, 2018  February 9, 2018
  NWEA May 7, 2018 May 25, 2018

Indiana Statewide Testing of Educational Progress (ISTEP +)
(ISTEP+) measures what students know and are able to do at each grade in levels 3-8 and grade 10. Based on Indiana's College & Career Ready Standards, ISTEP+ provides a learning check-up to make sure students are on track in their learning. Testing occurs in the spring and is given in two parts. The first is in February through March and is composed of written-response questions. The second part occurs in April through early May and is composed of multiple-choice and technology enhanced questions. 

End of Course Assessment (ECA)
Aligned with Indiana’s Academic Standards these assessments are final exams measuring what students know and do upon completion of targeted courses Algebra I and English 10  Students in grade twelve who did not pass ECA are given two testing sessions per school year. 

English Learner Assessment (WIDA)
The purpose of the English Learner assessment is to determine a student's level of English proficiency. The placement test, administered upon the student's arrival in the United States, is used to determine the EL services appropriate for the student. The annual assessment, administered in January and February, is used to determine the student's current level of English proficiency and for accountability purposes.

The purpose of the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) assessment is to measure foundational reading standards through grade three. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment given to all third grade students, that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367

The College Board's Accuplacer test is a computer-based placement test that assesses reading, writing and math skills. The Accuplacer test includes reading comprehension, sentence skills, arithmetic, elementary algebra, college-level mathematics and the writing test, Writeplacer.

Indiana Formative Assessment Tools
MSD of Steuben County has selected NWEA for E/LA and Math for formative assessments.  These formative tools monitor students' growth toward meeting state standards and are given three times per year.

Click here for additional information on Indiana’s Assessment System.    
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