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Assessment Schedules

Below is the 2021-22 schedule of testing windows for each assessment in the Rhode Island State Assessment Program.

Use the navigation menu to find general information about each assessment in the statewide assessment system, or about particular components of assessment administration (e.g., manuals, trainings, results) for all statewide assessments.

ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

2020-2021 ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs:

Description Start Date End Date
Districts Receive Reports - Online (2020-21 Testing Year) May 24, 2021
Districts Receive Reports - Printed (2020-21 Testing Year) June 17, 2021

2021-2022 ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs:

Description Start Date End Date
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available TBA TBA
Districts Receive Test Materials TBA TBA
Additional Test Materials Ordering Window in AMS TBA TBA
Test Window * Jan. 10, 2022 Feb. 18, 2022
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC   TBA
Districts Receive Reports - Online TBA  
Districts Receive Reports - Printed TBA  

*Make-up Dates: All make-up tests must be completed within the test windows listed above.

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessments

2021-22 Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessments Testing Windows


  • DLM Mathematics (grades 3-8, 11): April 4 - May 27, 2022
  • DLM ELA (grades 3-8, 11): April 4 - May 27, 2022
  • DLM Science (grades 5, 8, 11): April 4 - May 27, 2022

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)


Please note that all students in grades 3-8 taking RICAS will do so online. The only exception is for the following individual students who are eligible for paper-based testing:

  • students with disabilities with an accommodation listed in their IEP or 504 Plan that requires a paper test administration,
  • EL students who require a paper test administration.

2021-2022 RICAS Schedule

Task Description Start Date End Date
ELA Testing Window
  • There are no extra dates for make-ups
  • ELA make-up tests must be administered within this testing window
March 28, 2022 April 29, 2022
Math Testing Window
  • There are no extra dates for make-ups
  • Math make-up tests must be administered within this testing window
April 25, 2022 May 27, 2022

RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10

2021-22 RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10* Testing Windows


RI SAT School Day (grade 11): The RI SAT School Day for the 2021-22 state assessments will be administered digitally during a three-day test window in April 2022.

  • Primary Test Window: April 13 - 15, 2022
  • Make-Up Test Window: April 26 - 28, 2022
  • RI SAT School Day (Paper)*: Primary Test Date: April 13; Make-up date: April 26, 2022

PSAT10 (grade 10): The PSAT10 for the 2020-21 state assessments be administered digitally in spring 2022.

  • Primary Test Window: April 13 - 15, 2022
  • Make-Up Test Window: April 26 - 28, 2022

* All schools are expected to administer all state assessments as computer-based tests. The RI SAT School Day - Paper test date is for homeschooled students and RI students enrolled in out-of-state schools. However, some students requiring a paper test as an accommodation may either be tested on April 13 or during the accommodated testing window, depending on the type of accommodation.

RI Next Generation Science Assessment (RI NGSA)

2021-2022 Rhode Island Next Generation Science Assessment (RI NGSA)


Please note that all students in grades 5, 8, and 11 taking NGSA will do so online. The only exception is for the following individual students who are eligible for paper-based testing:

  • students with disabilities with an accommodation listed in their IEP or 504 Plan that requires a paper test administration,
  • EL students who require a paper test administration.
Task Description Start Date End Date
Testing Window
  • There are no extra dates for make-ups
  • Make-up tests must be administered within this testing window
April 25, 2022 May 27, 2022

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

2021-22 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Testing Window


NAEP will be administered to selected Rhode Island schools in 2022.

  • Reading, mathematics (grades 4, 8): January 24 - March 4, 2022