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College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) Summative Assessments in DODEA

Assessment Information Night 2018

DoDEA Director Tom Brady informs parents on the College and Career Ready Standards Summative Assessment and its impact on student achievement.

Summative Assessments Intro

DoDEA's Associate Director for Performance and Accountability, Dr. Judy Minor introduces parents to DoDEA's improved College and Career Summative Assessments for students.

College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) Summative Assessments

With the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) in literacy and mathematics, DoDEA has adopted new CCRS-aligned summative assessments to measure student mastery of content standards taught for the grade level and/or course. The first administration of these CCRS-aligned measures, which will be called CCRS summative assessments, will occur during the Spring 2018 administration window (April 9- May 25, 2018). Please contact the principal or school test coordinator for more information on the specific schedule of administration at your child's school.

Student Participation

For school year 2017-18, DoDEA students will take the CCRS summative assessments in mathematics for students in grades 3-6 and Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses and Language Arts/Literacy for students in grades 6-8 and 10. DoDEA students who are enrolled in advanced or accelerated courses will participate in the summative assessment for which they have completed the course content.

Features of the CCRS summative assessments include:

  • multiple choice (selected-response) items, open-ended (constructed-response) items, and technology-enhanced items,
  • extended writing tasks (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the English Language Arts/Literacy assessment, and
  • transition to online mode of administration (exception for students with an Accommodations Plan that requires them to take the paper version of the summative assessment).

Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students

Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics
Test Blueprints
Reporting categories, number of units for each test, and items/points for general item types
ELA/Literacy 6-11 Test Blueprint Mathematics 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Test Blueprint
Evidence Tables, Scoring Rubrics, and Informational Guides
Level of cognitive demand for specific standards, scoring guide for written responses, and evidence statements for student performance

Reading Evidence Tables and Writing Evidence Tables

ELA/Literacy 6-11 Scoring Rubrics

Mathematics 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Evidence Statements and Informational Guides

Mathematics 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Unit Structure and Claims Structure Documents

Performance Level Descriptors
Five performance levels that delineate the knowledge, skills, and practices typical students are able to demonstrate based on his/her grade level or course standards.
ELA Performance Level Descriptors Mathematics Performance Level Descriptors

Student Practice Tests

Practice tests are available for students and teachers to become familiar with the kinds of items and format used for the tests. Accommodated versions of the practice tests are also available. All of the computer-based practice tests have scoring capability built into the tool. The link to the practice site is and The link to the tutorial site is

CCRS Summative Assessment FAQs lists commonly asked questions and responses related to the implementation of the CCRS summative assessments. Click here to access the FAQs.

Contact Information

Please contact your child’s teacher or school administrator with any questions regarding CCRS summative assessments.