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College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) Interim Assessments

College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) Interim Assessments

With the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, DoDEA has adopted new CCRS-aligned interim assessments to measure student progress towards mastery of content standards taught in particular grade levels and/or courses. This school year (SY) 2021–22, the administration of these CCRS-aligned measures, which will be called CCRS Interim Assessments, will begin this fall 2021 and run through winter 2022. The complete list of test administration windows can be found on the 2021–22 DoDEA Testing Calendar.

Student Participation

The CCRS Interim Assessments will be administered in English Language Arts/Literacy to grades 3–8 and 10, and in Mathematics to grades 3–8, as well as students taking Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Accelerated Math 7/8, and Accelerated Math 8/Algebra I courses. Students will take the assessments online via the Pearson Access (PA5) platform.

Student Results

Results for the CCRS Interim Assessments are reported according to four performance levels that delineate the knowledge, skills, and practices typical students are able to demonstrate based on their grade level or course standards. The four performance levels are: Above (75–100), Meeting (46–74), Approaching (26–45), and Beginning (0–25).

Interim Assessment Reports

Several reports of student performance will be made available to teachers. The report list includes an Individual Student Report, Item Analysis Report that can be sorted by Item, Skill, Standard, and Student, as well as a Student Progress Report. The CCRS Interim Assessment reports will assist teachers in developing and implementing strategies to build on strengths and mitigate weaknesses in student learning and analyze the impact of the strategies on student achievement.

Features of the CCRS Interim Assessments include:

  • multiple choice (selected-response) items
  • open-ended (constructed-response) items
  • 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
  • online mode of administration (exception for students with an Accommodations Plan that requires them to take a paper version of the assessments

Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students

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. All of the computer-based practice tests have scoring capability built into the tool. 

Support Page

Teacher support resource materials are available through the following link:

Contact Information

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

Interim Assessments Videos