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
The Alabama State Department of Education released the Alabama A-F Report Card in October 2019. Phase I scores identify key performance indicators used to give a total profile of the school and the school system. Information regarding each school in the district can be found at the links below.
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)
Student Assessment Calendar for 2019-20
State Mandated Assessments for 2019-20
ALABAMA COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PLAN (ACAP) SUMMATIVE
The ACAP Summative is the newest assessment in the line of assessments administered by the Alabama State Department of Education. The ACAP Summative will serve as the accountability measure for students in grades 2-8 in the areas of reading, math, and science.
Reading and mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 2-8. Science will be administered to students in grades 4, 6, and 8.
The ACAP Summative will be administered in the Spring of each year. It is in an online format. Students can become familiar with the testing platform by visiting the practice site.
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.
The ACT Plus Writing is used for the accountability measure for grades 9-12 under the current accountability plan for Alabama.
Please see the letter at this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bm6W_p5NZouGITkN4sxrKMR309PL
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.
The PreACT is a multiple-choice assessment that offers 10th graders early experience with ACT test items, provides a predicted ACT test score, and offers a wealth of information to help students get the start they need to be college ready.
The PreACT is used in the Alabama Accountability model as the benchmark for growth in grades 9-12.