Thursday, May 25, 2017


Testing Dates for 2015-2016
  (All dates subject to change) 
Test Deadline / Test Date /
Testing Period
Days Needed for Testing
ACT QualityCore End-of-Course Assessments (Block Schedule)1 December 1 — End of First Term 1–2 days1
ACT WorkKeys Internet Version January 4 — February 29, 2016 1 Day2
ACT WorkKeys Paper/Pencil Test February 9, 2016 1 Day3
ACT WorkKeys Paper/Pencil Make-Up Test February 23, 2016 1 Day3
ACT WorkKeys Paper/Pencil with Accommodations February 9 — February 23, 2016 IEP/504 Decision4
NAEP (Select Schools and Grades Only) January 25 — March 4, 2016 1 Day
ACCESS 2.0 February 1 — April 1, 2016 2–3 Days
Alternate ACCESS 2.0 February 1 — April 1, 2016 2–3 Days
ACT Aspire Paper/Pencil (Grades 3-8 and 10) April 4 — April 22, 2016 1–5 Days5
ACT Aspire Computer-Based (Grades 3-8 and 10) April 4 — May 13, 2016 1–5 Days5
ACT Plus Writing — Pre-Test Session6   Prior to Test Date 1 Day6
ACT Plus Writing Paper/Pencil6 April 19, 2016 1 Day6
ACT Plus Writing Paper/Pencil Make-up Test6 May 3, 2016 1 Day6
ACT Plus Writing with Accommodations Paper/Pencil7 April 19 — May 3, 2016 ACT Decision7
ACT Plus Writing Online Format6 TBD8 1 Day6
Alabama Alternate Assessment (AAA) Online Collection May 6, 2016 (Deadline) Throughout Year9
ACT QualityCore End-of-Course Assessments1 Within Last 4 Weeks of Term 1–2 Days1

NOTES

1The required ACT QualityCore End-of-Course Assessments for 2015-2016 are English 10 and Algebra I. Each test is composed of two 45-minute sessions. These sessions may be completed in one day or on two separate days.

2
With the ACT WorkKeys Internet Version, the three subtests may be administered in one session or in three separate sessions. The pre-test session must be completed prior to the administration of the first subtest either on the morning of

the test or on a separate day.

3
The pre-test sessions of the ACT WorkKeys paper/pencil test must be completed prior to the administration of the test; this session may be conducted on the morning of the test or on a separate day. Timed testing must begin no later than 9 a.m.


4
The number of days allowed for ACT WorkKeys with Accommodations is determined by the IEP Team or 504 Committee. 


5
 Schools may administer all subject tests of the ACT Aspire in one session or they may administer the subject tests in separate sessions at any time during the testing window.


6
The pre-test sessions of the ACT Plus Writing must be completed on a SEPARATE day PRIOR to the administration of the test. Although the pre-test session may be administered at any time on a day prior to the test administration, timed testing for the ACT Plus Writing must begin no later than 9 a.m. 


7
The number of days allowed for the ACT Plus Writing with Accommodations is determined by ACT based on each student’s IEP or 504 Plan.


8
Dates for the 2015-2016 ACT Plus Writing online format have not been established by ACT. Since a different form of the test is given each day, schools may choose to test on more than one date during the online window. 


9All evidence for the AAA, which is collected and posted throughout the school year, must be submitted online by 5 p.m. May 6, 2016.

Dates are subject to change