State and School Mandated Test Schedule

Dates for testing Middle School students for the 2016-2017 school year are listed below. Links to some suggested websites with sample tests and test taking strategies for parents and students are also listed. Please contact your school administrators for information about these tests and how they are used.
Grades Dates Test Name
6, 7, 8 Aug. 29th-Sept. 9th, 2016
Fall MAP (Selected Students)
Sept. 19th-Sept. 30th, 2016 CogAT (Selected Students)
6, 7, 8
Oct. 31st-Nov. 18th, 2016
Winter MAP
8 Nov. 28th-Dec. 2nd, 2016
Measured Progress Placement  Test - (Replacing EXPLORE)
6, 7, 8 

Jan. 10th-Feb. 10th, 2017

ACCESS (ELL students only)
 8 Jan. 30th-March 10th, 2017 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) 
 8 March 1st-April 28th, 2017        
Illinois Science Assessment
6, 7, 8 March 6th-April 28th, 2017
DLM (Selected Students)
6, 7, 8
April 10th-April 28th, 2017
6, 7, 8
April 5th-April 19th, 2017
Spring MAP
Here are some websites that offer tips to parents on easing test anxiety:
Middle School.Net Numerous test taking strategies Test taking strategies, skills & techniques
Here are some test preparation suggestions:
1. Make sure, if possible, that your child attends school during the testing dates.
2. Make sure that your child gets a good nights rest.
3. Provide breakfast on the morning of the test. The School offers breakfast to all student every morning from 7:30 to 7:55 in the Commons.
4. Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand directions.
5. Let your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best.
6. Encourage your child to carefully read and answer all of the questions.
7. Advise your child not to worry about the test and just do his/her best.