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ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : ACC-04-061

Date Created : 02/25/2004

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Test Coordinator

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith
Subject:
2005 Testing Schedule Dates for the Ark. Comprehensive Testing Program

Regulatory Authority:
Act 1467 of the 2003 Regular Session - Act 35 of the 2nd Extraordinary Session of 2003

Contact Person:
Dr. Gayle Potter

Phone Number:
501-682-4558

E-mail:
gpotter@arkedu.k12.ar.us

THE ARKANSAS COMPREHENSIVE TESTING, ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM

The testing dates for the 2005 school year are as follows:

January 25, 2005 - Mid-Year End of Course Algebra I Exam (Tuesday)

January 27, 2005 - Mid-Year End of Course Geometry Exam (Thursday)

March 8-10, 2005 - Benchmark Exams in Grades 3-8 (Tuesday-Thursday)

March 9-10, 2005 - End of Course Literacy Exam for Grade 11
(Wednesday and Thursday)

March 11, 2005 - Norm-Referenced Test in Reading and Math -
Grades 3-9 (Friday)

March 21-April 29, 2005-Window:MAC II Assessment for LEP students K-12

March 25, 2005 - Alternate Portfolios due date

April 26, 2005 - End of Course Algebra I Exam (Tuesday)

April 28, 2005 - End of Course Geometry Exam (Thursday)

DATES FOR THE REQUIRED KINDERGARTEN SCREENING AND THE DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENTS FOR GRADES 1 AND 2 WILL BE FORTHCOMING.

PLEASE ARRANGE THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR TO ACCOMMODATE THESE LEGALLY REQUIRED TESTING DATES. THERE WILL BE NO WAIVERS GRANTED FROM THESE DATES.

SPRING BREAKS SHOULD NOT OCCUR THE WEEK AFTER TESTING IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE REQUIRED MAKE-UP DAYS AND SHIPPING DEADLINES. A CERTIFIED PERSON SHALL BE AVAILABLE AT THE TEST SITE TO RECEIVE AND SECURE TEST MATERIALS WHEN THEY ARRIVE.






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