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  • Spring 2021-RIDE Extends Testing Windows for State Assessments

    RIDE remains committed to supporting schools and leaders who are managing the challenges of teaching and learning during this pandemic. At this time of year, many of our schools are administering the ACCESS for ELLs state assessments, and many more are beginning preparations for the upcoming spring 2021 state assessments administration.

    As we proceed with planning for those assessments, we would like to acknowledge the diligence, persistence, and creativity of our educators in the many ways you continue to support student learning while also administering important assessments that will help us all understand how our students are doing in their learning this year.

    To assist schools in coordinating in-school administration of the upcoming assessments, RIDE has extended the state testing window for our state assessments this school year. The updated dates are posted online and the full set of testing windows are listed here as follows:

    • ACCESS for ELLs: January 4 - March 12, 2021
    • RICAS (English Language Arts): March 29 - May 14, 2021
    • RICAS (Math): April 12 - May 28, 2021
    • RI SAT School Day with Essay: April 13-15, 2021 (Primary Test Window); April 27-29, 2021 (Make-Up Test Window); see website for paper accommodations dates
    • PSAT10: April 13 - May 5, 2021 (All make-ups must take place within this window)
    • Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessments (ELA, Math, Science): April 5 - May 28, 2021
    • RI NGSA (Science): April 26 - June 4, 2021
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