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State Assessments

About State Assessments

The District of Columbia administers multiple assessments annually in accordance with DC and federal law. These districtwide assessments are an important source of data on students’ progress and proficiency relative to DC’s educational standards. In the 2014-15 school year, DC began transitioning to a system of Next Generation Assessments. These new assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and DC Standards. These assessments are also technology- and computer- enhanced. This is a major transition, but one that will allow DC students to demonstrate their knowledge in a more accurate and engaging way. The Next Generation Assessment transitions include:

Asessment 2017-18 Districtwide Test Windows
DC Science Alternate Feb. 5 - May 25, 2018
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Feb. 26 - April 13, 2018
MSAA March 19 - May 4, 2018
  Online Testing Paper Testing
(accommodations only)
PARCC April 9 - May 25, 2018 April 9 - May 18, 2018
DC Science April 17 - June 1, 2018 April 17 - May 25, 2018
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(202) 535-2651
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Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm