Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 1:34pm Updated: Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:47am

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  ISTEP  +   
Grade 10
      ISTEP  +  
ECA
    AP (Advanced
Placement)
        PSAT /  
 NMSQT 
    Graduation
Requirements
    IB (International
Baccalaureate)

ISTEP +: Cohort Transition and Sunset

The following table outlines the administration schedule of the statewide assessment for high schools pursuant to Public Law 192-2018, and considers the repeal of the ECA as well as the introduction of and transition to the nationally recognized college entrance exam.

The ISTEP+ Grade 10 assessment will be administered during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. The transition from the ISTEP+ 10 assessment, which is administered during the 10th grade year, and the college entrance exam, which is administered during the 11th grade year, brings about a “gap year” when no high school assessment will be administered. This gap year prevents the double testing of the same cohort of students for accountability purposes, and allows for a clean transition between assessments.

This administration approach provides for a single transition from the ISTEP+ Grade10 assessment to the College Entrance Exam for both accountability and graduation requirements.

 

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

8TH
GRADE

ISTEP+ 8

ILEARN 8

ILEARN 8

ILEARN 8

ILEARN 8

9TH
GRADE

Not Assessed

Not Assessed

Not Assessed

Not Assessed

Not Assessed

10TH
GRADE

ISTEP+ 10

ISTEP+ 10

ISTEP+ 10

Not
Assessed

Not
Assessed

11TH GRADE

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

College Entrance Exam

12TH GRADE

ECA
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

Note: While final policies related to high school are defined, Grade 10 will be assessed through cohort 2022