Testing Announcements

The following tests are coming up!

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

During February 15-March 18, 2016, all students in grades K-12 who are determined to have limited English proficiency - based upon the completion of a Home Language Survey and the initial assessment of their English proficiency - must take ACCESS for ELLs 2.0® or Alternate ACCESS each spring. This includes those students whose parents have waived direct ESOL services. For the 2015–16 school year, the assessment administered for this purpose will be ACCESS for ELLs® through the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium. Students with limited English proficiency must continue to take ACCESS until they have scored at Level 5, Fully English Proficient.

ACT WorkKeys

During March 1-18, 2016, 11th-grade students in Richland Two at Spring Valley High School will take the WorkKeys Assessment Online. WorkKeys® is a career readiness assessment that measures essential workforce skills. The state began requiring all third-year high school students to take WorkKeys in 2015. All Richland Two high school students have the opportunity to utilize Career Ready 101, a preparatory course for taking WorkKeys. Click here for more information on WorkKeys.

(Students will be pulled from class according to homerooms. More details to follow.)

ACT (Yes! It's back!)

On April 19, 2016, 11th grade students will take the ACT. May 3, 2016 will serve as the make-up date. Beginning in spring 2015, all eleventh grade students will take The ACT® test. The ACT is a tool that assesses readiness for college. The assessment is based on the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards which are empirically derived descriptions of essential skills and knowledge students need to know to be ready for college.The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests (English, mathematics, reading, science) and a writing test.