Assessment Calendar 2022-23

  • The table below lists dates, assessments, eligible students, and assessment purposes, in compliance with Board Policy 6-170.

    Testing Date

    Assessment

    Purpose

    Students

    October 15, 2022

    PSAT/NMSQT

    Practice for SAT; National Merit Scholarship qualification

    Optional for 11th graders. (Alternate date is Tuesday, October 25.)

    April 12, 2023

    PSAT 8/9

    State accountability.

    All 9th graders

    April 12, 2023

    PSAT 10

    State accountability.

    All 10th graders

    April 12, 2023

    SAT with Essay

    State accountability.

    All 11th graders

    March 13, 2023

    Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

    State accountability.

    All 11th graders at DHS and HPHS.

    May 1-12, 2023

    Advanced Placement tests

    College placement or credit.

    Students enrolled in AP courses. Specific test dates and times are described on the College Board’s website.

    Between August 15 and September 30, 2022.

    Beginning of year academic diagnostic (Renaissance STAR at HPHS)

    Diagnostic, so teachers and course teams understand the background and level of preparation of their students.

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at HPHS

    TBD, early in the school year.

    Beginning of year academic diagnostic (NWEA MAP at DHS)

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at DHS

    Between December 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023

    Academic Universal Screener 1 (Renaissance STAR at HPHS)

    Progress monitoring in mathematics and English language arts, to enable the school to ensure students are getting all needed help and support.

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at HPHS

    Between April 15, 2023 and May 31, 2023

    Academic Universal Screener 2 (Renaissance STAR at HPHS)

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at HPHS

    [Middle of the school year]

    Academic Universal Screener 1 (NWEA MAP at DHS)

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at DHS

    [Middle of the school year]

    Academic Universal Screener 2 (NWEA MAP at DHS)

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at DHS

    August 29, 2022 to September 2, 2022

    SEL Screener 1 (Panorama)

    Progress monitoring in social and emotional learning, to enable the school to ensure students are getting all needed help and support.

    All students

    January 16-20, 2023 or January 23-27, 2023

    SEL Screener 2 (Panorama)

    May 1-5, 2023

    SEL Screener 3 (Panorama)

    TBD between January 11 and- March 28, 2023

    ACCESS for English Language Learners

    State accountability.

    Students identified as English Language Learners

    TBD, based on each student’s individual Education Plan (IEP).

    Dynamic Learning Maps-Alternate Assessment

    State accountability.

    Designated by IEP teams.

    Spring of every school year

    5Essentials

    State accountability.

    All students

    January and February 2023 (rolling basis based on class/section)

    AAPPL Chinese (Mandarin)

    Measure language learning proficiency. 

    Students enrolled in Chinese I-IV (including honors)

    January and February 2023 (rolling basis based on class/section)

    AAPPL French

    Students enrolled in French levels I-IV (including honors)

    January and February 2023 (rolling basis based on class/section)

    AAPPL Spanish

    Students enrolled in Spanish levels I-V (including honors)

    August 27, 2022
    June 3, 2023

    Optional Weekend SAT

    Practice

    Optional for any student, registration required

    September 10, 2022
    October 22, 2022
    April 15, 2023

    Optional Weekend ACT

    Practice

    Optional for any student, registration required

  • The fall and late spring ACT and SAT testing weekend testing options at each school provide an opportunity for any student (at either school) to practice or retake one of these exams commonly used for college admissions. For more details, please see the HPHS Testing Webpage or the DHS Testing Webpage.
     

     

    Each school will provide an academic diagnostic exam to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at the beginning of the year. DHS will use the NWEA MAP test; HPHS will use the Renaissance STAR test.

     

    Each school will provide an academic universal screener exam to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students two times a year. DHS will use the NWEA MAP test; HPHS will use the Renaissance STAR test.

     

    Each school will administer an SEL universal screener survey to all students three times per year.

     

    Testing Accommodations

    Students with a 504 Plan or an IEP that provides testing accommodations for standardized assessments are eligible for CollegeBoard testing accommodations. CollegeBoard administers the PSAT 8/9, PSAT10, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and Advanced Placement exams. If your student has already been approved for a CollegeBoard accommodation or has a request pending, there is no need to take any additional action.

     

    Even if your student has testing accommodations authorized in their 504 Plan or IEP, we need to request approval from CollegeBoard to apply those or similar accommodations to College Board tests.

     

    If your student has testing accommodations on their 504 Plan or IEP and wants to apply for similar accommodations on CollegeBoard exams, the District Testing Accommodations Coordinator, Mr. Jeff Rubin, will submit your student's request. Please contact him at jrubin@dist113.org for further information. The review process can take up to 8 weeks and sometimes longer. The sooner we start the process, the better.

     

    Please note that College Board accommodations do not apply to ACT.  ACT is a separate organization from CollegeBoard and has its own accommodation approval process.