Assessment Timeline

Sparta Area School District Assessment Calendar

September 14th:

  • PALS, grades 1-2, Reading Screener, window opens
  • MAPS, grades 3-5, Reading and Math, window opens
  • ASPIRE, grades 6-10, English, Math, Reading, Science, window opens

October 9:

  • PALS, PREK and K, Reading Screener, window opens
  • PALS, grades 1-2, Reading Screener, window closes

October 16:

  • ASPIRE, grades 6-10, English, Math, Reading, Science, window closes
  • MAPS, grades 3-5, Reading and Math, window closes

December 7:

  • ACCESS Testing opens

January 11:

  • PALS, PREK-2, Reading Screener, window opens
  • MAPS, grades 3-5, Reading and Math, window opens

February 5:

  • MAPS, grades 3-5, Reading and Math, window closes
  • ASPIRE, grades 6-10, English, Math, Reading, Science, window opens
  • ACCESS Testing closes

February 19:

  • PALS, PREK-2, Reading Screener, window closes
  • ASPIRE, grades 6-10, English, Math, Reading, Science, window closes

MARCH – MAY  New statewide assessment in grades 3-8 in Reading, Math; in grades 4, 8, 10 – new Science assessment and new Social Studies assessment

March 1:

  • ACT + Writing, Statewide Administration, Grade 11
  • ACT + Writing, Accommodated testing, Grade 11

March 2:

  • WORK KEYS, Statewide Administration, Grade 11
  • WORK KEYS, Accommodated testing, Grade 11

March 15:

  • Makeup ACT + Writing, Statewide Administration, Grade 11
  • ACT + Writing, Accommodated testing, Grade 11, window closes

March 16:

  • Makeup WORK KEYS, Statewide Administration, Grade 11
  • WORK KEYS, Accommodated testing, Grade 11, window closes

April 25:

  • ASPIRE, Grades 9-10, Window opens
  • PALS, PREK-2, Reading Readiness, window opens

May 9:

  • MAPS, grades 3-5, Reading and Math, window opens
  • ASPIRE, grades 6-8, English, Math, Reading, Science, window opens

May 20:

  • PALS, PREK-2, Reading Screener, window closes

May 27:

  • MAPS, grades 3-5, Reading and Math, window closes
  • ASPIRE, grades 6-8, English, Math, Reading, Science, window closes
  • ASPIRE, Grades 9-10, window closes

Curriculum Cycle by Grades 2014-2020 (Also available in PDF)

Descriptors available in PDF

CYCLE SY 2014-15 SUMMER 2015 SY 2015-2016 SUMMER 2016 SY 2016-2017 SUMMER 2017 SY 2017-2018 SUMMER 2018 SY 2018-2019 SUMMER 2019 SY 2019-20
Foundational

Research

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment (includes

charters as appropriate)

PK-3 Writing

PK-5 Reading

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment

(includes

charters as appropriate)

K-5 Social Studies

K-5 Science

MS/HS CTE (Ag, Bus,

FACS, TECH)

K-12 Fine Arts

(Art, Music, World

Languages

K-12 Health/PE

K-12 Math 6-12 English
Writer’s

Workshop

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment

PK-3 Writing

PK-5 Reading

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment

K-5 Social Studies

K-5 Science

MS/HS CTE (Ag,

Bus, FACS, TECH)

K-12 Fine Arts

(Art, Music, World

Languages

K-12 Health/PE

K-12 Math
Pilot Year K-3 Southside (Lucy Calkins)

4-5 Writing (Lucy

Calkins)

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment

PK-3 Writing

PK-5 Reading

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment

K-5 Social Studies

K-5 Science

MS/HS CTE (Ag,

Bus,

FACS, TECH)

K-12 Fine Arts

(Art, Music, World

Languages

K-12 Health/PE

K-12 Math
Spring

Evaluation

K-3 Southside (Lucy Calkins)

4-5 Writing (Lucy

Calkins)

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment

PK-3 Writing

PK-5 Reading

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment

K-5 Social Studies

K-5 Science

MS/HS CTE (Ag,

Bus, FACS, TECH)

K-12 Fine Arts

(Art, Music, World

Languages

K-12 Health/PE

K-12 Math
Summer

Board

Approval

K-3 Southside (Lucy Calkins)

4-5 Writing (Lucy

Calkins)

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment

K-3 Writing

K-5 Reading

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment

K-5 Social Studies

K-5 Science

MS/HS CTE (Ag,

Bus,

FACS, TECH)

K-12 Fine Arts

(Art, Music, World

Languages

K-12 Health/PE

Summer

Resource

Allocation

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment

PK-3 Writing

PK-5 Reading

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment

K-5 Social Studies

K-5 Science

MS/HS CTE

(Ag, Bus, FACS, TECH)

K-12 Fine Arts

(Art, Music, World

Languages

K-12 Health/PE

Full

Implementation

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment

PK-3 Writing

PK-5 Reading

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment

K-5 Social Studies

K-5 Science

MS/HS CTE

(Ag, Bus, FACS, TECH)

K-12 Fine Arts

(Art, Music, World

Languages

K-12 Health/PE

Evaluation

And

Refinement

Years 4-7

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment

(4)

PK-3 Writing  (4)

PK-5 Reading (4)

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment (5)

PK-3 Writing (5)

PK-5 Reading (5)

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment (4)

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Skill Alignment (6)

PK-3 Writing (6)

PK-5 Reading (6)

MS/HS

Academic Core:

Aligned by Design

Content

Alignment (5)

K-5 Social Studies (4)

K-5 Science (4)

MS/HS CTE (Ag, Bus, FACS, TECH)