ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-06-091

Date Created : 03/06/2006

Attention:

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

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
2006-07 Tentative Testing Dates for the Ark. Comprehensive Testing Program

Regulatory Authority:
A.C.A 6-15-433

Contact Person:
Donna Wolfe, Dr. Gayle Potter

Phone Number:
501-682-4558

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

The ACTAAP TENTATIVE testing dates for the 2006-2007 school year are as follows:

August 14, 2006 September 22, 2006 Window for Kindergarten Inventory

January 23-24, 2007 Mid-Year End of Course Algebra I Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

January 25-26, 2007 Mid-Year End of Course Geometry Exam (Thursday-Friday)

March 14 - 15, 2007 Grade 11 Literacy Exam (Wednesday-Thursday)

March 23, 2007 Alternate Portfolios due date (Friday)

April 2 May 11, 2007 (Window) MAC II Assessment for LEP students K-12

April 17-20, 2007 Benchmark Exams in Grades K-9 (Tuesday-Friday)

April 24-25, 2007 End of Course Geometry Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

April 26-27, 2007 End of Course Algebra I Exam (Thursday-Friday)

AS MUCH CONSIDERATION AS POSSIBLE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE MANY REQUESTS REGARDING TESTING IN SETTING THIS CALENDAR. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CONSTRAINTS AND CONSIDERATIONS BUILT INTO THE CALENDAR, SOME OF WHICH MUST INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE VARIED CALENDARS FOLLOWED BY 251 SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE ADVENT OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME, SPRING HOLIDAY SCHEDULES, AND END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES (E.G., SEMESTER TESTS, AP TESTING, GRADUATION CEREMONIES, ETC.).

PLEASE ARRANGE THE 2006-2007 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR TO ACCOMMODATE THE LEGALLY REQUIRED TESTING DATES. WHEN THE TESTING CALENDAR IS FINALIZED, THERE WILL BE NO WAIVERS GRANTED FROM THE FINALIZED TESTING DATES.

SPRING BREAKS SHOULD NOT OCCUR THE WEEK AFTER BENCHMARK 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 ARRIVING TEST MATERIALS.

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