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ISASP Testing to Begin April 2

Posted Date: 3/22/24 (8:15 AM)

Dear Parent or Guardian, 

Students in grades 3-11 will be taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) April 2nd - 12th and the required Conditions for Learning Survey shortly thereafter. The ISASP is administered online and is an untimed assessment. Home School Assistance Program and OCSD Bulldog Virtual Learning students will have customized testing and survey schedules. Please click Overview of Assessment for more information. Be on the lookout for additional communication soon in regards to the Conditions for Learning Survey.

The ISASP was developed by Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa. ISASP is aligned with the Iowa Core Standards and provides a clear and accurate assessment of student learning. The required grade levels, subtests, and recommended test times are: 


Tests


Grade Levels

Recommended Administration Time

Reading

3-11

60-75 minutes

Language Arts and Writing

3-11

30-45 minutes

Math

3-11

60-75 minutes 

Science

5, 8, 10

60-75 minutes


Practice ISASP tests are available online here: http://iowa.pearsonaccessnext.com/test-prep . Please utilize these with your student at your convenience.


For ISASP frequently asked questions, see the FAQs on the Bulletins page (click for access).


The District requires that students understand their crucial role in the assessments. Please review the honor code below with your student(s). In student-friendly terms, it states: 


I will perform with honesty and integrity. Even when something is hard for me, I will do my own work so that my teachers know what I need and how to help me improve. I will try my hardest. I am aware that there are consequences for cheating, and I pledge that I will not: 

  • take pictures of any answer electronically.

  • show answers by sharing my screen, using hand signals, or sharing scratch paper. I will not look for answers by looking at someone else’s screen, interpreting others’ hand signals, or looking at others’ scratch paper.

  • talk about tests I have taken and my friends have not.

  • share test tickets.

  • do anything to artificially improve my scores or others’ scores. 


Your student’s principal and/or teacher(s) will provide building-specific testing information. If you have any questions, please contact your school and/or you can access OCSD’s testing policy by clicking HERE