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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.

ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

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


Schedule Updated on 11/30/2020

Description Start Date End Date
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available Nov. 25, 2020 March 12, 2021
Districts Receive Test Materials Dec. 21, 2020
Additional Test Materials Ordering Window in AMS Dec. 21, 2020 March 4, 2021
Test Window * Jan. 4, 2021 March 12, 2021
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC
March 17, 2021
Districts Receive Reports - Online TBD
Districts Receive Reports - Printed TBD

*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

Updated 2.5.2021

  • DLM Mathematics (grades 3-8, 11):  April 5 - May 28, 2021
  • DLM ELA (grades 3-8, 11): April 5 - May 28, 2021
  • DLM Science (grades 5, 8, 11): April 5 - May 28, 2021

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)


Updated 2.5.2021

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.
Task Description Start Date End Date

Before Testing

RIDE nightly feed into PAN February 10, 2021 July 1, 2021
Paper-based testing SR/PNP completion window
  • Schools must complete the SR/PNP by the end of this window in order to receive PBT materials (including Student ID Labels) for students who require them.
  • Any updates to the SR/PNP for PBT materials after this window closes 1) need to be made in PAN, 2) require additional materials to be ordered during that window through ricas.pearsonsupport.com/student, 3) will not include Student ID Labels (test booklets will need to be bubbled).
February 11, 2021 February 23, 2021
Computer-based testing SR/PNP completion window February 11, 2021 Prior to testing
Conduct an Infrastructure Trial (recommended) and (if needed) download and install ProctorCache software February 16, 2021 March 19, 2021
Receive test administration materials and PBT materials for accommodations ELA: March 22, 2021
Math: April 16, 2021
Prior to testing
If using ProctorCache, precache operational test content for spring 2021 testing March 15, 2021 Prior to testing
Order additional materials (manuals, PBT) and (if necessary) report packing discrepancies for PBT shipments ELA: after March 22;
Math: after April 16
Prior to testing

Test Administration

ELA Testing Window
  • There are no extra dates for make-ups
  • ELA make-up tests must be administered within this testing window
March 29, 2021 May 14, 2021
Math Testing Window
  • There are no extra dates for make-ups
  • Math make-up tests must be administered within this testing window
April 12, 2021 May 28, 2021

After Testing

Deadline to complete the PCPA After testing completed June 2, 2021

Results

Districts receive results - Online TBA TBA
Districts receive Student ISRs - Paper TBA TBA
Districts provide paper Student ISRs to families TBA TBA

RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10

RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10*


Updated 2.5.2021

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 spring 2021.

  • Primary Test Window: April 13 - May 5, 2021
  • Make-Up Test Window: April 27 - 29, 2021
    All make-up tests must take place within the primary test window.

* 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)


Updated 2.5.2021

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

Before Testing

RIDE nightly feed into NGSA TIDE January 2, 2021 July 1, 2021
Assign student accessibility features and accommodations (SR/PNP) February 1, 2021 April 26, 2021
Order paper-based testing materials for students needing that accommodation March 16, 2021 April 7, 2021
Receive PBT materials for accommodations April 13, 2021 Pre-Testing
Download and distribute test administrator manuals and test security requirements as digital or printed copies February 16, 2021 Pre-Testing

Test Administration

Testing Window
  • There are no extra dates for make-ups
  • Make-up tests must be administered within this testing window
April 26, 2021 June 4, 2021

After Testing

Review eRIDE enrollment in case students were added during the testing window TBA TBA
Deadline to complete the PCPA Completion of Testing June 12, 2021

Results

Districts receive results - Online TBA TBA
Districts receive Student ISRs - Paper TBA TBA
Districts provide paper Student ISRs to families TBA TBA

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

 

Reading, mathematics (grades 4, 8)

  • The next administration of NAEP will be in Spring 2022.