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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 English-language arts (ELA) 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.  This school year (SY) 2022–2023, these CCRS-aligned measures, which will be called CCRS summative assessments, will occur during the spring 2023 administration window (for elementary, middle, and high school: March 20–May 26, 2023). 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 2022–2023, DoDEA students will take the CCRS summative assessments in grades 3–8 for mathematics, grades 3–8 and 10 for ELA/Literacy, and in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses. DoDEA students who are enrolled in advanced or accelerated courses will participate in the summative assessment for which the student has completed the course content.

CCRS Student Results

Student results from the CCRS summative assessments will be reported on an Individual Student Report (ISR). The ISR describes an individual student’s performance in terms of overall results, performance level, and the CCRS. Results are reported according to five performance levels that delineate the knowledge, skills, and practices typical students can demonstrate based on their grade level or course standards. The performance levels are Level 5 (Exceeded expectations), Level 4 (Met expectations), Level 3 (Approached expectations), Level 2 (Partially met expectations), and Level 1 (Did not yet meet expectations).

Sample CCRS Summative Assessment Student Reports and Parent Guide

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 ELA/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

English Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics
High-level Test Blueprints
Total number of tasks and/or items for any given grade/course assessment on the test.
ABO Unit Testing Times
Unit testing times for ABO forms for ELA/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school.
Evidence Tables, Task Models, Text Analysis Worksheets, Scoring Rubrics, and Cognitive Complexity Frameworks
Level of cognitive demand for specific standards, scoring guide for written responses, and evidence statements for student performance
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.

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 the computer-based practice tests have scoring capability built into the tool. The link to the practice 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.