2020-2021 DeSSA Testing Windows

  • October  14
    PSAT/NMSQT (11)


    January 5 – March 5
    (school dates vary)
    NAEP (grades 4,8)


    February 3 - March 20

    ACCESS (for English Language Learners)


    March 24
    SAT School Day (grade 11)
    PSAT (grades 10)
    PSAT (grades 8 & 9)



    March 29 - May 21
    DeSSA ELA & Math
    (Smarter; grades 3-8)
    DeSSA Science
    (grades 5,8, Biology)
    DeSSA Social Studies
    (grades 4, 7, 11)


     

     

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DeSSA (State Testing)

  • In the spring, Smarter testing is given in reading and mathematics for students in grades 3-8  DeSSA is given in science (grades 5, 8 and High School Biology) and Social Studies (grades 4, 7, 11).

    DeSSA Alt-1/ Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)  isthe alternative test for students with severe cognitive disabilities. English Language Learners take ACCESS until demonstrating proficiency in English.

    In addition, the state supports the administration of several college readiness tests: SAT (spring, grade 11) and PSAT (spring, grade 10). Red Clay students also take the PSAT (spring, grades 8 and 9). Red Clay will provide grade 11 students with optional PSAT testing in the fall to qualify for National Merit Scholarships.

Staff Resources

Smarter Practice & Released Items