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Welcome to the SAISD Parent and Student Assessment Information Page.  Select a grade below to see more about the assessments students will be taking this year.

  • The Student Portal is designed to provide students and parents with online access to a student's state test scores. The portal will assist students and parents with tracking assessment information throughout a student's academic career.

  • NWEA MAP Growth - Math & Reading
    MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that students take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time.

    More info: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

    Preparing for MAP Assessments at Home

    Parent Letter - English

    Parent Letter -Spanish

    Sample Family Report


    NWEA MAP Fluency

    MAP ® Reading FluencyTM is an online, adaptive benchmark and progress monitoring assessment that efficiently measures oral reading fluency, literal comprehension, and foundational skills—for both English and Spanish speakers. It uses advanced technology to enable group testing, automatically record and score each student, and deliver instructionally useful data.

    More info: https://www.nwea.org/map-reading-fluency/

  • NWEA MAP Growth - Math & Reading
    MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that students take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time.

    More info: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

    Preparing for MAP Assessments at Home

    Parent Letter - English

    Parent Letter -Spanish

    Sample Family Report



    NWEA MAP Fluency

    MAP ® Reading FluencyTM is an online, adaptive benchmark and progress monitoring assessment that efficiently measures oral reading fluency, literal comprehension, and foundational skills—for both English and Spanish speakers. It uses advanced technology to enable group testing, automatically record and score each student, and deliver instructionally useful data.

    More info: https://www.nwea.org/map-reading-fluency/



    CogAT

    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test designed to measure a child’s academic aptitude and gifted abilities. The test is given between Halloween and Christmas. Results will be given out in the spring. 

    More info: https://www.riverside-assessments.com/cogat#!

  • NWEA MAP Growth - Math & Reading
    MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that students take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time.

    More info: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

    Preparing for MAP Assessments at Home

    Parent Letter - English

    Parent Letter -Spanish

    Sample Family Report



    NWEA MAP Fluency

    MAP ® Reading FluencyTM is an online, adaptive benchmark and progress monitoring assessment that efficiently measures oral reading fluency, literal comprehension, and foundational skills—for both English and Spanish speakers. It uses advanced technology to enable group testing, automatically record and score each student, and deliver instructionally useful data.

    More info: https://www.nwea.org/map-reading-fluency/

  • PSAT/NMSQT

    PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) assesses the same knowledge and skills as the SAT, providing a check-in on college readiness before students take the SAT. It is cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. October of 11th grade (junior) year. Paper student reports will arrive in December.

    More info: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10



    SAT School Day

    The SAT is a college entrance exam used to show college readiness. Scores are sent to colleges and scholarship grantors. 11th graders will test in the Spring, 12th graders will have a choice to test SAT or ACT in Fall. Results for spring test arrive in late May, results for fall test arrive in early December. They are only available in student’s College Board account. (No paper reports)

    SAT School Day Student Guide

    SAT School Day Sample Student Questionnaire

    More info on SAT and signing up for a Saturday test: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

    Get your Scores: https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home



    AP

    The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year. AP Exams are given in May as the culmination of semester or year-long courses.

    More info: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/



    TSI


    TSI stands for the Texas Success Initiative. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is an assessment designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.  The test will determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.  

    Parent Letter - English

    Parent Letter - Spanish

    More Info: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/institutional-resources-programs/public-community-technical-state-colleges/texas-success-initiative-and-developmental-education/

    Brochure: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/accuplacer/pdf/tsia-assessment-student-brochure.pdf



    ACT 

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

    The ACT is and always has been a curriculum-based achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. Students frequently tell us that they feel more comfortable taking the ACT since it is directly related to what they learn in most of their high school courses. The current SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.

    In addition to being a college admissions exam, the ACT includes a profile and education/career planning section to help you plan for life after high school. You will receive personalized career information and develop a comprehensive profile that tells colleges about your work in high school and future plans. You can also see your strengths and weaknesses in the subject areas tested to help direct your future education.

    11th graders will test in the Spring, 12th graders will have a choice to test SAT or ACT in Fall. 

    More information: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents.html 

  • STAAR Alternate 2

    TEA has developed the STAAR Alternate 2 assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a federal education law previously known as No Child Left Behind. TEA designed the STAAR Alternate 2 to assess students in grades 3–8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.



    TELPAS Alternate

    TEA designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) and TELPAS Alternate to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students, also referred to as English learners (ELs), make in learning the English language. 

  • PSAT/NMSQT and Advanced Placement for Home Schooled Students
    PSAT/NMSQT assessments for Home-Schooled Students
    Any 10th or 11th grade “home-schooled student” who resides within the SAISD enrollment area wishing to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 must complete and return the required documentation by August 31, 2020 to the SAISD Testing Office. Once approved, students must arrive at the testing site on the day of the test by 8:00 am with the signed form provided from the SAISD Testing Office and required ID.

    Advanced Placement (AP) assessments for Home-Schooled Students
    Any eligible “home-schooled student” who resides within the SAISD enrollment area wishing to take subject assessment(s) in AP must complete and return the required documentation by October 2020. The required documentation must be taken to the San Antonio school that the student would have attended based on home address. All documentation and monies must be given to the campus testing coordinator at that site. All assessments must be paid for in cash by October 2020. Students must arrive at campus by time assigned by the Testing Coordinator for the requested exam on the testing date with required ID. College Board does not allow for late arrivals. There are no refunds or rescheduling for any reasons.

  • STAAR EOC Out of School testing allows examinees who are no longer enrolled in school to take an assessment during a test administration at a participating district. Assessment results of Out of School testers are sent to the home addresses provided and to the districts that will be providing examinees their diplomas.

    More Info: SAISD Out of School Examinness

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