ACSI Student Assessment Program Back to School Iowa Assessment Testing Options
The Back-to-School testing program is also known as the Spring 2020 Extended Spring Testing Window. Students are administered the test at their previous grade level (2019-2020). For example, a third-grade student will take the second-grade test.
Back-to School Testing Window: Through September 23, 2020
Quick and convenient test administration option to obtain baseline data to make key instructional decisions for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Schools use the existing Spring 2020 Scoring Service Packets to package and return materials.
    • No need to register for scoring, as the Spring 2020 Order for Scoring Services rolls over automatically.
  • Schools may use existing Spring 2020 barcode labels on test booklets/answer sheets.
Please refer to the Summer & Back to School Checklist for all extended window dates.
Spring 2020 Test Coordinator Manual
Assess More Measure Less Brochure

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ACSI Spring 2020 Directions for Testing Member Schools (PDF)

Order Testing Materials online to receive a shipping and handling discount.
Within five (5) business days of OSS
New testers will receive a DataManager welcome email within five (5) business days of completing OSS.
Within ten (10) business days of OSS
Schools will receive the OSS Packet within ten (10) business days after completing the Order for Scoring Services, or within fifteen (15) days if ordering barcodes.* The OSS Packet is shipped separately from the Barcode Labels.
Barcode Labels—If you selected "Yes" or "Unsure" to order barcode labels, the Test Coordinator will receive two autogenerated emails within 5–7 business days.
  • The first email will contain the school's unique user name and a link to the secure Online Barcode Ordering system website to upload Student Roster data.
  • The second email will contain your unique password, along with other important site instructions.
  • NOTE: Schools may use existing Spring 2020 barcode labels on test booklets/answer sheets.
April - Sept 2020
Spring, Summer, & Back to School Testing Window
Now through August 21, 2020
Deadine to complete Order for Scoring Services to register for machine scoring.
NOTE: Schools who registered for Spring 2020 do not need to complete Order for Scoring Services. If you have not received your packet, or need a new one, please contact the ACSI Care Team or call 800.367.0798.
Sept 25, 2020
Deadline to ship scorable materials to the Riverside Scoring Center.
Within ten (10) business days
Test Coordinators will receive an email from within ten (10) business days of processing the answer documents, notifying you that your score reports for the ACSI Spring 2020 Iowa/CogAT administration are now available in DataManager. The email will contain the “top-level” web reporting key (video) you will need to access your score reports.
Within fifteen (15) business days
Optional paper reports (see scoring tool for pricing) will be shipped within fifteen (15) business days of processing the answer documents. Optional paper reports are ordered using the Scoring Services Order Form in the Scoring Services Packet.
May - October 2020
Scoring invoices shipped to schools.
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If you are in need of additional assistance, contact the ACSI Care Team or call 800.367.0798