MSD of Steuben County · 400 S Martha St · Angola, IN 46703 · Phone: 260.665.2854 · Fax: 260.665.9155

Student Assessment

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.

2015-2016 Name of Assessment                Assessment Window    Assessment Window
    Begins                         Ends
Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTEP + Part I Applied Skills  (online) February 29, 2016 March 11, 2016
Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTEP + Part II Multiple Choice & Techanology Enhanced (online)    
Grade 3 IREAD 3  (online) March 14, 2016
March 18,2016

Grades 3-8 & 10 ISTAR Part I (online) October 5, 2015 November 6, 2015
  ISTAR Part 2 (online) January 11, 2016 February 20, 2016
   ISTAR Part 3 (online)  April 11, 2016  May 20, 2016
 Grades 10-12 ECA Early Winter (online) December 8,2015 December 17, 2015
  ECA Spring (online) May 10, 2016 May 19, 2016
Grades K-12 WIDA for English Language Learners (online 1-12) January 11, 2015 February, 2016
Grades 11-12 Accuplacer Part I (online) October 5, 2015 November 25, 2015
  Accuplacer Part II (online) February 15, 2016 April 1, 2016


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.

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

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MSD Steuben County
400 S. Martha St.
Angola, IN 46703-1953

Phone: 260-665-2854
Fax: 260-665-9155