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Indiana Formative Assessment Tools
MSD of Steuben County has selected PIVOT INSPECT for E/LA and Math and RAPS360 for reading formative assessments.  These formative tools to monitor students' growth toward meeting state standards are give three times per year prior to ISTEP+ testing.

2016-2017 Name of Assessment                Assessment Window    Assessment Window
    Begins                         Ends
Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTEP + Part I Applied Skills  (online) February 27, 2017 March 10, 2017
Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTEP + Part II Multiple Choice & Techanology Enhanced (online)  April 17, 2017  May 5, 2017
Grade 3 IREAD 3  (online) March 13, 2017
March 17, 2017

Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTAR Part I (online) October 3, 2016 November 4, 2016
  ISTAR Part 2 (online) January 9, 2017 February 3, 2017
   ISTAR Part 3 (online)  April 10, 2017  May 19, 2017
 Grades 10-12 ECA Winter (online) December 6,2016 December 15, 2016
  ECA Spring (online) May 16, 2017 May 25, 2017
Grades K-12 WIDA for English Language Learners (online 1-12) January 9, 2017 February 24, 2017
Grades 11-12 Accuplacer Part I (online) October 3, 2016 November 23, 2016
  Accuplacer Part II (online) February 13, 2017 March 31, 2017


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 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 ten, eleven and twelve who did not passECA 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.

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