YES - IF they are for 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th graders, assessment results must be turned in to the county superintendent’s office by June 30th. For those specific grade levels, assessments need to be done by the end of June.
While a date is not given for other grade levels, the implication of the law is that the assessment is for the current year, and therefore, we highly recommend that you complete your assessment before you begin the next school year’s material. For your child’s sake, plan to complete the year’s assessment before he/she takes a summer break.
YES! Even though you may not have to submit the assessment results, you are still required to initiate a remedial program if your child falls below acceptable progress requirements in ANY given year.
The second consecutive year that acceptable progress is not achieved, the parent or instructor must submit “additional evidence of appropriate instruction” TO THE COUNTY. That means that you could be required to submit information to the county for grades other than 3, 5, 8 and 11 if acceptable progress is not made two years in a row.
It’s always possible to get the assessment completed. Tests can be ordered (and administered online) from BJU Press Testing and Evaluation. Their online testing results are available quickly. Alternatively, portfolio reviewers can be contacted until you find someone available for an upcoming review.
For additional help, contact Becky at email@example.com.
Besides the official test results, you will also receive a County Report for grades 3, 5, 8 and 11. This is the report that we recommend submitting to the county because it contains only the information required by law. (You will receive this report AFTER you have already received the publisher’s results. We appreciate your patience as we prepare these reports for hundreds of students and families.)
For students in other grades, you will receive our Progress Report. Both the County Report and Progress Report are designed so that the parent can easily know if the student made acceptable progress - and, if not, can make the required arrangements. After satisfying all requirements related to submission as well as requirements if acceptable progress was not made, keep these reports on file for at least three years.