ACSI Student Assessment Program

Full–service Student Assessment Program


ACSI offers a full–service student assessment program to help meet the unique needs of schools. Formative and summative testing products and services are current and meet the highest standards of psychometric and technical excellence. Scoring and reporting systems provide timely access to a variety of comparative and diagnostic scores in formats that allow schools to disaggregate and analyze individual and group results. They provide valid and reliable information about your students’ achievement and ability.


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Product
TerraNova 3

Iowa Assessments

ACT Aspire

NWEA MAP
Publisher Data Recognition Corporation

Riverside Insights

ACT

NWEA

Test Type

Standardized, Summative Standardized, Summative, Benchmark

Summative, Interim, Classroom Computerized-adaptive
Grade Levels

K – 12 K – 12 Grades 3 – 10 K – 12
Year Normed

2017 2017 2018 (3-year rolling norms) 2015
Year Published

2007 2012/2017 New content published yearly.

2000
Available Test Windows

Fall, Spring Fall, Midyear, Spring/Summer Fall, Midyear, Spring Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Standards Alignment

Core standards and state standards Alignment to College and Career Readiness standards, next generation learning standards, and state standards

Alignment with ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, Anchored by ACT test Item pools and assessment forms matched to Common Core and state standards
Cognitive Skills Assessment

InView, Grades 2–12 Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Grades K–12 ACT Tessera-Measures Social Emotional Learning, Grades 6-12

No
Test Format

Paper/Pencil Paper/Pencil, Online Online, Paper/Pencil Online
Available Scores

Norm-referenced achievement scores and criterion-referenced objective mastery scores by subtest, performance level information, predicted to ACT, ACSI comparisons, and Lexile.

Norm-referenced, standards-based achievement and growth scores by subtest, skill and core domain reporting, with items aligned to three cognitive levels, college readiness, predicted to SAT/ACT, ACSI comparisons, Lexile and Quantile.

Scale scores predict to the ACT Readiness Benchmarks and measures college and career readiness, national percentile rank, ELA and STEM scores, progress with text complexity, domain and cluster level reporting, and ACSI comparisons.

RIT (Rasch UnIT) scale scores at subject and strand, instructional reference, norm references for both achievement and growth, predictions to SAT/ACT and state assessments, Lexile and Quantile.
Links to ACT/SAT Scores

ACT predictions starting at grade 10. ACT and SAT predictions starting at grade 6. ACT preparedness starting at grade 3, ACT progress starting at grade 8, and ACT predictive starting at grade 9.

ACT and SAT predictions starting at grade 5.
Longitudinal Tracking

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Areas Assessed

Reading, Word Analysis, Vocabulary, and Spelling; Language and Language Mechanics; Mathematics and Math Computation; Science; Social Studies; Bible.

Reading, Word Analysis, and Vocabulary; Language and Written Expression; Listening, Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation; Mathematics and Computation; Social Studies; Science.

English; Reading; Mathematics; Science; Writing. Mathematics plus course-specific Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry; Reading; Language Usage; Science.

Scoring Format

Printed paper reports and online reporting for student, class, grade, school, including ACSI regional and system-wide results.

Online reporting for student, class, grade, school, multi-campus, including ACSI regional and system-wide results. Optional paper reports available.

Online reporting for student, class, grade, school, multi-campus, and ACSI system-wide results. Optional paper reports available.

Online scoring portal with reporting for student, class, grade, school and system-wide results.
Scoring Turnaround Time

Student scores and summary statistics available within 15 business days of receipt of documents.

Student scores and summary statistics available within 10 business days of receipt of documents. Online testing scores available the next day.

Student scores and summary statistics available 30-45 days at close of test window. Periodic scores available the next day.

Student scoring available immediately. Summary statistics available at close of testing window.
Item Type

Multiple choice items (selected response).

Multiple choice items (selected response). Multiple choice items (selected response). Constructed response and technology-enhanced items (drag and drop, slide bars, and other manipulatives). Periodics are multiple choice items.

Multiple choice items (both single and multiple answer). Gap-match items (drag and drop, click and pop), simulation items, common stimulus items.

Types of Comparisons

National student and school achievement and growth scores, comparison by school, grade, class, including ACSI regional and system-wide scores.

National student and school achievement and growth scores, comparison by system, school, grade, class, private school percentile rank, including ACSI regional and system-wide scores.

National student and school achievement and growth scores, college and career readiness level by system, school, grade, class, including ACSI system-wide scores.

National student and school achievement and growth norms, comparison by school, grade, and class.
Formative Tools Available

TerraNova 3 Classroom Connections, K-12 CSP Home Activities guide, and Math and Reading competencies. Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, CogAT Interactive Ability Profile System, and placement tests. ACT Periodic Assessments for Interim and Classroom, FREE ACT Academy aligned to the ACT includes content from Khan Academy, Flocabulary, GeoGebra, SciShow, and more, and ACT Tessera (see above).

MAP Accelerator program with Khan Academy, MAP Growth aligned to numerous online curricula providers, Formative assessment training based on Dylan William's model, MAP Skills Formative Assessment.

Professional Development/ Program Support

TerraNova 3 ancillaries that include printed materials and custom video library; ACSI Assessment Support at purposefuldesign.com; free and customizable training for members.

Iowa ancillaries that include printed materials, online videos, and training materials; Spotlight on Assessment content briefs; Cognitively Speaking newsletters; ACSI Assessment Support at purposefuldesign.com; Custom video library; Free and customizable training for members.

ACT Knowledge Hub with on-demand training modules and reporting resources, ACT Aspire webcasts, live ACT Aspire webinars for ACSI, ACSI's online ACT Aspire Community and custom video library; free training for members. NWEA Professional Development Online Learning Management System with on-demand training courses; NWEA Connections online support portal; dedicated implementation and account support.

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