ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-08-083

Date Created : 02/06/2008

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Test Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Subject:
2008-09 Testing Calendar

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 ACTAAP testing calendar for the 2008-2009 school year has been established after consultation with the Arkansas Activities Association.

August 11, 2008 September 19, 2008 Window for Kindergarten Screener (QUALLS)

January 20-21, 2009 Mid-Year End of Course Algebra I Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

January 22-23, 2009 Mid-Year End of Course Geometry Exam (Thursday-Friday)

January 27-28, 2009 Mid-Year End of Course Biology Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

March 10-11, 2009 Grade 11 Literacy Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

March 20, 2009 Alternate Portfolios due date (Friday)

March 30 May 8, 2009 Window - English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) for LEP students K-12

April 6-17, 2009 Window for Grades K-2 and Grade 9 NRT Testing

April 13-17, 2009 Augmented Benchmark Exams in Grades 3-8 (Monday-Friday)

April 21-22, 2009 End of Course Geometry Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

April 23-24, 2009 End of Course Algebra I Exam (Thursday-Friday)

April 28-29, 2009 End of Course Biology Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)
May 6, 2009 (tentative date) Algebra II

AS MUCH CONSIDERATION AS POSSIBLE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE MANY REQUESTS REGARDING TESTING IN SETTING THIS CALENDAR. PLEASE ARRANGE THE 2008-2009 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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