ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-07-094

Date Created : 02/23/2007

Attention:

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

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
2007-08 Tentative Testing Dates for the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing Program

Regulatory Authority:
Ark.Code Ann. 6-15-433

Contact Person:
Dr. Gayle Potter

Phone Number:
501-682-4558

E-mail:
gayle.potter@arkansas.gov

The Tentative ACTAAP testing dates for the 2007-2008 school year are as follows:

August 13, 2007 September 21, 2007 Window for Kindergarten Inventory

January 22-23, 2008 Mid-Year End of Course Algebra I Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

January 24-25, 2008 Mid-Year End of Course Geometry Exam (Thursday-Friday)

January 29-30, 2008 Mid-Year End of Course Biology Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

March 4-5, 2008 Grade 11 Literacy Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

March 20, 2008 Alternate Portfolios due date (Thursday)

March 31 May 9, 2008 (Window) English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) for LEP students K-12

April 7-18, 2008 Window for K-2, Grade 9 NRT Testing

April 14-18, 2008 Augmented Benchmark Exams in Grades 3-8 (Monday-Friday)

April 22-23, 2008 End of Course Geometry Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

April 24-25, 2008 End of Course Algebra I Exam (Thursday-Friday)

April 29-30, 2008 End of Course Biology Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

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 245 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 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR TO ACCOMMODATE THE LEGALLY REQUIRED TESTING DATES. THERE WILL BE NO WAIVERS GRANTED FROM THESE 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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