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State-Mandated Testing Calendar 2016-2017

Grades 6-8

This calendar includes only the assessments required by the Nevada Department of Education as part of the Nevada Proficiency Examination Program.

Testing Date Test Grade Level Final Due Date
Jan 23 - Mar 3 ELPA (WIDA) 6, 7, 8 (online) Mar 3
Jan 30 - Mar 10 NAEP 8 (selected schools only) (paper/pencil) Mar 10
Feb 28 - May 31 NAA 6, 7, 8 Math & Reading (paper/pencil) May 31
Feb 28 - May 31 NAA 8 Science & Writing (paper/pencil) May 31
Mar 9 - May 31 CRT (SBAC) - ELA/MATH 6, 7, 8 (online) May 31
Mar 9 - May 31 CRT - SCIENCE 8 (online) May 31
Apr 24 - May 31 EOC (MATH I/II) *Course Eligible Students (online) May 31

Schools are reminded before scheduling their own testing dates that there have been delays in the delivery of test materials and readiness of testing systems in the past. Please keep this in mind if scheduling testing during the first few days of the testing window.

SBAC = Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (computer adaptive assessments)
CRT = Criterion-Referenced Test
NAEP = National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAA = Nevada Alternate Assessment
ELPA = English Language Proficiency Assessment
EOC = End-of-Course Examinations
 
* Please refer to the cohort eligibility requirements for graduation.