ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-10-145

Date Created : 03/04/2010

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:
2010-2011 Testing Calendar

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-15-433, 6-15-2009

Contact Person:
Dr. Gayle Potter

Phone Number:
501-682-4558

E-mail:
gayle.potter@arkansas.gov

The ACTAAP testing calendar for the 2010-2011 school year has been established after consultation with the Arkansas Activities Association. New to the calendar this year are retesting dates for the high-stakes Algebra I End-of-Course Exam as required by Act 1307 of 2009.

August 9, 2010 September 17, 2010 Window for Kindergarten Screener (QUALLS)

September 15-16, 2010 Algebra I Retest Opportunity (Wednesday-Thursday)

October 12, 2010 Grade 6 Writing Field Test (Tuesday)

October 25 November 12, 2010 Window for Algebra I Strand Analysis Remediation

November 15-19, 2010 Window for Online Alternative Test for Algebra I

January 12, 2011 Algebra II Exam (Wednesday)

January 18-19, 2011 Mid-Year End-of-Course Algebra I Exam (and Algebra I Retest Opportunity) (Tuesday-Wednesday)

January 20-21, 2011 Mid-Year End-of-Course Geometry Exam (Thursday-Friday)

January 25-26, 2011 Mid-Year End-of-Course Biology Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

March 7 April 1, 2011 Window for Algebra I Strand Analysis Remediation

March 8-9, 2011 Grade 11 Literacy Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

March 18, 2011 Alternate Portfolio due date (Friday)

March 28 May 6, 2011 Window for English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) for LEP students K-12

April 4-8, 2011 Window for Online Alternative Test for Algebra I

April 4-15, 2011 Window for Grades K-2 and Grade 9 NRT Testing

April 11-15, 2011 Augmented Benchmark Exams in Grades 3-8 (Monday-Friday)

April 18-19, 2011 End-of-Course Geometry Exam (Monday-Tuesday)

April 26-27, 2011 End-of-Course Biology Exam (Tuesday-Wednesday)

May 4, 2011 Algebra II Exam (Wednesday)

May 10-11, 2011 - End-of-Course Algebra I Exam (and Algebra I Retest Opportunity) (Tuesday-Wednesday)

AS MUCH CONSIDERATION AS POSSIBLE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE MANY REQUESTS REGARDING TESTING IN SETTING THIS CALENDAR. PLEASE ARRANGE THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR TO ACCOMMODATE THE LEGALLY REQUIRED TESTING DATES. THERE WILL BE NO WAIVERS GRANTED FROM THESE TESTING DATES.

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