State and School Mandated Test Schedule

  • Dates for testing Middle School students for the 2016-2017 school year are listed below. Links to some suggested websites with sample tests and test taking strategies for parents and students are also listed. Please contact your school administrators for information about these tests and how they are used.
    Grades Dates Test Name
    6, 7, 8 Aug. 29th-Sept. 9th, 2016 Fall MAP (Selected Students)
    6 Sept. 19th-Sept. 30th, 2016 CogAT (Selected Students)
    6, 7, 8 Oct. 31st-Nov. 18th, 2016 Winter MAP
    8 Nov. 28th-Dec. 2nd, 2016 Measured Progress Placement  Test - (Replacing EXPLORE)
    6, 7, 8 
    Jan. 10th-Feb. 10th, 2017
    ACCESS (ELL students only)
     8 Jan. 30th-March 10th, 2017 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) 
     8 March 1st-April 28th, 2017         Illinois Science Assessment
    6, 7, 8 March 6th-April 28th, 2017 DLM (Selected Students)
    6, 7, 8 April 10th-April 28th, 2017 PARCC
    6, 7, 8 April 5th-April 19th, 2017 Spring MAP


    Tips to ease test anxiety:

    Here are some test preparation suggestions:

    1. Make sure, if possible, that your child attends school during the testing dates.
    2. Make sure that your child gets a good nights rest.
    3. Provide breakfast on the morning of the test. The School offers breakfast to all student every morning from 7:30 to 7:55 in the Commons.
    4. Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand directions. 
    5. Let your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best.
    6. Encourage your child to carefully read and answer all of the questions.
    7. Advise your child not to worry about the test and just do his/her best.