Noblesville Schools Assessments Overview
Noblesville Schools District Assessment Calendar
State Mandated Assessments
Early Literacy Assessments
Grades K-2 Timing Throughout the Year A series of assessments that measure foundational reading skills and meet the requirements of Indiana law (Senate Enrolled Act 217). The Early Literacy Assessments are used to determine instructional needs and identify lagging skills in reading (including exhibiting characteristics of dyslexia).
I AM (Indiana's Alternate Measure)
Grades 3-8 & 10 (students with significant cognitive disabilities) Timing Spring A state assessment that measures student achievement and growth in English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8 and 10), Math (Grades 3-8 and 10), Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology), and Social Studies (Grade 5) according to Indiana's Content Connectors aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards. I AM is the summative accountability assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ILEARN (Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network)
Grades 3-8 & Biology Courses Timing Spring A state assessment that measures student achievement and growth in English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8), Math (Grades 3-8), Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology), and Social Studies (Grade 5) according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students.
IREAD-3 (Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination)
Grade 3 Timing Spring A state assessment that measures foundational reading standards and meets the requirements of state law (House Enrolled Act 1367).
Grades K-12 (English Language Learner students) Timing Winter A state assessment that measures a student's current level of English proficiency and is also used for accountability purposes.
High School Assessments
ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus) Retest
Grades Juniors/Seniors (Who need to participate in order to fulfill graduation requirements) Timing Fall, Winter, & Spring A state assessment that measures student achievement in Math and English/Language Arts. ISTEP+ is Indiana's high school accountability assessment through school year 2019-20 and impacts student graduation through cohort 2022.
Grades High School Timing Fall & Spring A college entrance exam used by colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT measures a high school student's readiness for college based on their performance in math, evidence-based reading, and writing. The SAT will become the high school accountability assessment beginning with students enrolled in grade 11 during the 2021-22 school year. The college entrance exam impacts students beginning in cohort 2023 (current freshmen) and does not impact current sophomores, juniors, or seniors (cohorts 2019-22)
Locally Administered Assessments
Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System
Grades K-5 Timing Fall, Winter, & Spring A one-on-one assessment that Noblesville Schools selected to measure a student's reading level and identify reading behaviors.
NWEA MAP Growth
Grades K-8 Timing Fall & Winter An assessment that Noblesville Schools selected to measure what students know, inform what they're ready to learn next, and compare their results to other students nationwide.