ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE – FIRST SEMESTER 

 

PSAT EXAM (grade 10) - October 14th
SAT EXAM (grade 12) - October 14th
READING INVENTORY 1 (grades 9-11) - August 31st - September 11th
 
 
READING INVENTORY
 
Reading Inventory is administered three times per year to all students.  It measures growth in reading comprehension.  Upon completing the Reading Inventory assessment, students are provided with their lexile level. 
 
 
 
 
WIDA SCREENER
 
The WIDA Screener is administered to potential English Language Learners who are new to the GMCS school district.  This placement test measures their proficiency in academic language in English.    
                     
 
Students log in using this DRC INSIGHT  icon on the desktop:
 
 
 
 
 
END of COURSE EXAMS (EoCs)
 
End of Course Exams (EoCs) are administered to students upon completing year long or semester-long courses.  These exams are the finals for these courses and can be used as demonstrations of competency to meet graduation assessment requirements in Science, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Math.  
 
Students log in using this NM EPIC icon on the desktop: 
 
 
10th GRADE PSAT + 11th GRADE SAT
 
The PSAT will be administered to all 10th graders each spring and the SAT will be administered to all 11th graders.  Passing test scores on these assessments may be used to demonstrate competency in reading, writing and math.  
 
The College Board has partnered with Kahn Academy to provide online individualized test preparation courses for both of these exams.
 
 
 
NM ASSESSMENT OF SCIENCE READINESS (NM-ASR)
 
The NM-ASR SCIENCE test is administered to all 11th grade students in the spring.  This test is a demonstration of competency for graduation in science.  This exam assesses the NM STEM-READY! STANDARDS.
 
 
 
 
  
 
WIDA ACCESS for ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS 
 
The WIDA ACCESS assessment measures the progress of English Language Learners in acquiring academic English language skills.  This test is administered to all English Language Learners each spring until they test proficient. 
 
Students log in using this DRC INSIGHT  icon on the desktop:
 
 
 
 
 
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THESE TESTS TO GRADUATE?
 
YES!
 
The state of New Mexico has legislated that all high school students must demonstrate competency in the five main subject areas of READING, WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE, and SOCIAL STUDIES in order to graduate with a diploma.  Students may demonstrate competency in these areas by achieving a passing score on an assessment listed below.
2021
 
Students graduating in 2021 may also use the GMCS LOCAL DEMONSTRATIONS OF COMPETENCY.  Students who complete all of their coursework, but do NOT meet their assessment requirements are issued a certificate of completion rather than a diploma.  
 
For more information about graduation requirements, please follow this link: NM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
 
 
QUESTIONS?
CINDI TAH
BUILDING TEST COORDINATOR 
(505) 721-2409
ctah@gmcs.k12.nm.us