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Assessment Schedules

Below is the 2020-21 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.

RI Test Coordinator Handbook

The 2018-19 Test Coordinator Handbook will be released over the summer.

ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

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


Description Start Date End Date
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available
Districts Receive Test Material (On)

Test Window * Jan. 4, 2021 Feb. 12, 2021
Additional Test Material Window in AMS
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC
Districts Receive Reports - Online
Districts Receive Reports - Printed

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

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessments

Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessments

 

DLM Mathematics (grades 3-8, 11):  April 5 - May 21, 2021

DLM ELA (grades 3-8, 11): April 5 - May 21, 2021

DLM Science (grades 5, 8, 11): April 5 - May 21, 2021

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)


Test Windows: All students will take the RICAS online* during the following windows:

  • English Language Arts**: March 29 – April 30, 2021
  • Mathematics**: April 26 – May 28, 2021

PLEASE NOTE:
* Paper-based testing is available for the following students and is not intended as a whole-school option:

  • 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.
** There are no extra dates for make-ups: make-up tests must be administered within the test window dates listed above for that content area.

RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10

RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10*


RI SAT School Day (grade 11): The RI SAT School Day for the 2020-21 state assessments will be administered digitally during a three-day test window in April, 2021.

  • Primary Test Window: April 13 - 15, 2021
  • Make-Up Test Window: April 27 - 29, 2021
  • RI SAT School Day (Paper)*: Primary Test Date: April 13; Make-up date: April 27, 2021

PSAT10 (grade 10): The PSAT10 for the 2020-21 state assessments be administered digitally in April, 2021.

  • Primary Test Window: April 13 - 23, 2021
  • Make-Up Test Window: April 27 - 29, 2021

* 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)

Rhode Island Next Generation Science Assessment (RI NGSA)


All students in grades 5, 8, and 11 taking RI NGSA will do so online* during this window**:
April 27 - May 28, 2021

PLEASE NOTE:

* Paper tests are available for students needing a paper test accommodation, but are not a whole school option.
** All make-up tests must be completed within the test window listed above.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

 

Reading, mathematics (grades 4, 8) Jan. 25 - March 19, 2021*

  • UPDATED 8.20.20: The last day of the test window changed from March 9 to March 19, 2021.