Paced Interim Assessments - Every 6-8 weeks
Common sense and a vast body of research tell us that it is much better to have regular “check-ins” with our students along the way rather than wait for one comprehensive assessment at the end of the year.
This year, in addition to the DC CAS, DCPS is offering five paced interim assessments in English language arts and mathematics for grades 2-10 that will measure students’ knowledge of the subject material taught over the prior six to eight weeks.
The interim assessments are a combination of multiple choice questions and constructed responses (or written answers to questions or problems to solve).
The tests basically assess if your child has learned what was taught. They will be given in the following time frames:
- beginning of October
- end of November
- end of January
- middle of March
- beginning of June