Assessment

ASCI Student Assessment

Student Assessment

Program

Full-service Student Assessment

ACSI offers a full-service student assessment program to help meet the unique needs of schools. Formative and summative testing products and services are current and meet the highest standards of psychometric and technical excellence. Scoring and reporting systems provide timely access to a variety of comparative and diagnostic scores in formats that allow schools to disaggregate and analyze individual and group results. They provide valid and reliable information about your students’ achievement and ability.

Publisher Data Recognition Corporation
Test Type Standardized, Summative
Grade Levels K-12
Year Normed 2017
Year Published 2007
Available Test Windows Fall, Spring
Standards Alignment Core standards and state standards
Cognitive Skills Assessment InView, Grades 2–12
Test Format Paper/Pencil
Available Scores Norm-referenced achievement scores and criterion-referenced objective mastery scores by subtest, performance level information, predicted to ACT, ACSI comparisons, and Lexile
Links to ACT/SAT Scores ACT predictions starting at grade 10
Longitudinal Tracking Yes
Areas Assessed Reading, Word Analysis, Vocabulary, Language, Spelling, Language Mechanics, Math, Math Computation, Science, Social Studies, Bible
Scoring Format Printed paper reports and online reporting for student, class, grade, school, including ACSI regional and system-wide results.
Scoring Turnaround Time Student scores and summary statistics available within 15 business days of receipt of documents.
Item Type Multiple choice items (selected response).
Types of Comparisons National student and school achievement and growth scores, comparison by school, grade, class, including ACSI regional and system-wide scores.
Formative Tools AvailableTerraNova 3 Classroom Connections, K-12 CSP Home Activities guide, and Math and Reading competencies
Professional Development/Program SupportTerraNova 3 ancillaries that include printed materials and custom video library; free and customizable training for members.
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Publisher Riverside Insights
Test Type Standardized, Summative, Benchmark
Grade Levels K-12
Year Normed 2017
Year Published 2012/2017
Available Test Windows Fall, Midyear, Spring/Summer
Standards Alignment Alignment to College and Career Readiness standards, next generation learning standards, and state standards
Cognitive Skills Assessment CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test), Grades K-12
Test Format Paper/Pencil, Online
Available Scores Norm-referenced, standards-based achievement and growth scores by subtest, skill and core domain reporting, with items aligned to three cognitive levels, college readiness, predicted to SAT/ACT, ACSI comparisons, Lexile and Quantile
Links to ACT/SAT Scores ACT and SAT predictions starting at grade 6
Longitudinal Tracking Yes
Areas Assessed Reading, Word Analysis, Vocabulary, Language, Written Expression Listening, Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, Math, Computation, Social Studies, and Science
Scoring Format Online reporting for student, class, grade, school, multi-campus, and ACSI system-wide results. Optional paper reports available.
Scoring Turnaround Time Student scores and summary statistics available within 10 business days of receipt of documents. Online testing scores available the next day.
Item Type Multiple choice items (selected response).
Types of Comparisons National student and school achievement and growth scores, comparison by system, school, grade, class, private school percentile rank, including ACSI regional and system-wide scores.
Formative Tools Available Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, CogAT Interactive Ability Profile System, and placement tests
Professional Development/Program Support Iowa ancillaries that include printed materials, online videos, and training materials; Spotlight on Assessment content briefs; Cognitively Speaking newsletters; ACSI's online Iowa Community, custom video library; free and customizable training for members.
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Publisher ACT
Test Type Summative, Interim, Classroom
Grade Levels Grades 3-10
Year Normed 2018 (3-year rolling norms)
Year Published New content published yearly.
Available Test Windows Fall, Midyear, Spring
Standards Alignment Alignment with ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, Anchored by ACT test
Cognitive Skills Assessment ACT Tessera-Measures Social Emotional Learning, Grades 6-12
Test Format Online, Paper/Pencil
Available Scores Scale scores predict to the ACT Readiness Benchmarks and measures college and career readiness, national percentile rank, ELA and STEM scores, progress with text complexity, domain and cluster level reporting, and ACSI comparisons
Links to ACT/SAT Scores ACT preparedness starting at grade 3, ACT progress starting at grade 8, and ACT predictive starting at grade 9
Longitudinal Tracking Yes
Areas Assessed English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing
Scoring Format Online reporting for student, class, grade, school, multi-campus, and ACSI system-wide results. Optional paper reports available.
Scoring Turnaround Time Student scores and summary statistics available 30-45 days at close of test window. Periodic scores available the next day.
Item Type Multiple choice items (selected response). Constructed response and technology-enhanced items (drag and drop, slide bars, and other manipulatives). Periodics are multiple choice items.
Types of Comparisons National student and school achievement and growth scores, college and career readiness level by system, school, grade, class, including ACSI system-wide scores.
Formative Tools Available ACT Periodic Assessments for Interim and Classroom, FREE ACT Academy aligned to the ACT includes content from Khan Academy, Flocabulary, GeoGebra, SciShow, and more, and ACT Tessera (see above)
Professional Development/Program Support ACT Knowledge Hub with on-demand training modules and reporting resources, ACT Aspire webcasts, live ACT Aspire webinars for ACSI, ACSI's online ACT Aspire Community and custom video library; free training for members.
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Publisher NWEA
Test Type Computerized-Adaptive across grade levels
Grade Levels K-12
Year Normed 2015
Year Published 2000
Available Test Windows Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Standards Alignment Item pools and assessment forms matched to Common Core and state standards
Cognitive Skills Assessment No
Test Format Online
Available Scores RIT (Rasch UnIT) scale scores at subject and strand, instructional reference, norm references for both achievement and growth, predictions to SAT/ACT and state assessments, Lexile and Quantile
Links to ACT/SAT Scores ACT and SAT predictions starting at grade 5
Longitudinal Tracking Yes
Areas Assessed Mathematics plus course-specific Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry; Reading; Language Usage; Science
Scoring Format Online scoring portal with reporting for student, class, grade, school and system-wide results.
Scoring Turnaround Time Student scoring available immediately. Summary statistics available at close of testing window.
Item Type Multiple choice items (both single and multiple answer). Gap-match items (drag and drop, click and pop), simulation items, common stimulus items.
Types of Comparisons National student and school achievement and growth norms, comparison by school, grade, and class.
Formative Tools Available MAP Accelerator program with Khan Academy, MAP Growth aligned to numerous online curricula providers, Formative assessment training based on Dylan William's model, MAP Skills Formative Assessment
Professional Development/Program Support NWEA Professional Development Online Learning Management System with on-demand training courses; NWEA Connections online support portal; dedicated implementation and account support.
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