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Assessment

7 months ago

Students are assessed annually utilizing state mandated assessments. In addition, students are assessed periodically utilizing the formative assessment tool (STAR 360) provided by Title VI funding for all schools.

ALSDE Accountability Data

about 1 month ago

The Alabama State Department of Education released Phase I of the Alabama A-F Report Card in December 2016.  Phase I scores identify key performance indicators used to give a total profile of the school and the school system.  A final grade will be released in December 2017.

Report Card

The Alabama State Department of Education provides disaggregated data for each school/district in the state. Please click the appropriate link below to be directed to the ALSDE Assessment Reporting system (2014-2015 and prior years)

School Level Reports

State Level Reports





Notes on Student Assessment

7 months ago


Note: No student takes every test listed on the assessment chart.  Testing is only administered during a short time during the day on the scheduled dates.


There are various resources available in connection with the student assessment program. For further information, click here. Then select Student Assessment Resources.

Alabama is in the process of revamping the Student Assessment Program to reflect a college and career ready program. The proposed changes can be viewed in this chart. The Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) has been phased out. The ACT Plus Writing is administered in Grade 11 while the ACT WorkKeys is administered in Grade 12. ACT Aspire is administered in grades 3-8 and 10.

For more information regarding the ACT testing products, you may visit the ACT Alabama State Testing site

In addition to the state required testing above, the Talladega County School District also utilizes a formative assessment tool known as STAR 360. It consists of two components- STAR Reading and STAR Math.

STAR 360 is a web-based computer adaptive test that allows teachers to quickly pinpoint the academic levels of their students. This allows for a more precise plan to address a student's academic needs.


Elementary Assessments

7 months ago

Elementary assessments include the ACT Aspire for grades 3-8.  In addition, STAR Reading and STAR Math are utilized for formative assessments throughout the year for grades 3-8.

Secondary Assessments

7 months ago

Secondary assessments include the ACT Aspire for grade 10, ACT Plus Writing for grade 11 and ACT WorkKeys for grade 12. STAR Reading and STAR Math are also used to provide formative assessment data for students in all grades.

ACT Aspire
ACT Aspire includes summative assessments for grades 3-8 and 10. It measures how much students have learned over time, as well as aligned classroom-based assessments that help educators better understand students' learning needs in individual classes throughout the school year. The aligned assessments will inform teachers about students' progress toward specific learning standards, so they can better tailor their instruction and resources to help students learn.

ACT research shows the direct link between early assessment and intervention and the improved likelihood of students succeeding in school and reaching their college and career goals. ACT Aspire will help educators identify foundational skill deficiencies earlier, which will provide the opportunity to quickly address weaknesses and build on strengths.

ACT Aspire features:

· Vertically articulated, standards-based system of assessments to monitor progress toward college and career readiness from elementary school to high school, connecting each grade level to the next.

· Longitudinal assessment data tied to readiness for middle school, high school, and college.

· Aligned summative and classroom-based assessments.

· Content areas of English, math, reading, and science with direct writing at all grades.

· Alignment with Common Core State Standards and ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.

· Multiple question types including multiple choice, constructed response and technology-enhanced items to better assess student knowledge, improve test experiences, and provide more meaningful insights.

· An affordable system that can be configured and integrated with school districts today and in the future.

· A multidimensional approach that measures other critical areas needed for success after high school, such as providing insights on science skills, critical thinking, and the ability to understand complex text.

· Online delivery of assessments using state-of-the-art technology to enhance effectiveness and support multiple devices, while also offering paper-and-pencil options.

· Ongoing research, support, and validation of the system to reflect changes in college and career readiness standards.
ACT Plus Writing
ACT – American College Testing

· Norm-referenced test taken in grades 11 and 12. This is also state-mandated and given to every 11th grade student in the spring of each school year.

· Compares individuals and groups with a national norming group.

· Assesses student ability in English usage, reading (social studies, science, art/literature), mathematics usage, and science reasoning.

· Used to compare student performance with similar schools/school systems (socio-economic, size, etc.).

· Used to plan college selection.
ACT WorkKeys
ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs.

As part of ACT's Work Readiness System, ACT WorkKeys has helped millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills to increase global competitiveness and develop successful career pathways.

Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 1 million people across the United States.
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