Comprehensive Assessment Program SY23-24

DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment Program SY23-24

DoDEA has worked with the Balanced Assessment Working Group (BASWG) to understand the needs of educators and students, and how to better connect curriculum, instruction, and assessment as a continuous cycle of improvement. Assessments are a critical leverage point of the cycle to allow leaders at all levels to understand how curriculum, instruction, and assessment can lead to instructional shifts necessary to reach every child. To further create this systemic, continuous approach of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, DoDEA will shorten the CCRS Assessment window and interim window for SY 23-24 to inform decisions and to provide students, educators, and caregivers with timely feedback. DoDEA recognizes that assessments are only a snapshot of a day in the life of a student and does not reflect the whole story of student success.

The CCRS Summative Assessment is not meant to be an assessment for the end of the 4th quarter of learning, but rather, an assessment that shows learning and growth over the course of the school year. The rigor of the CCRS summative assessment is targeted to assess at the 70% point of the school year, which the SY 23-24 Assessment Calendar for summative assessments covers. The SY 23-24 Assessment calendar CCRS summative assessment begins two weeks prior to the start date of all other years and end we1 week prior to the cut-off date of all other years. The CCRS summative assessment window in SY 23-24 spans over a 10-week window as it has in all other years. Based on the SY 23-24 Assessment Calendar, DoDEA is positioned to receive CCRS summative data back in a timely manner that would allow educators and instructional leaders adequate time to interpret student assessment results, set instructional goals, and align the goals with necessary shifts for increased growth (improvement), proficiency (value-driven measurement), and achievement (objective measurement of ability at a given point in time) for the whole child. 

Table 1: Summative/End-of-Year (EOY)/End-of-Course (EOC)/Semester Assessments


Assessment GradeBand

2023–2024 Participants

Proposed Administration Window


K–5 Oral Reading Proficiency Tool (RPT) Elementary All students in grades Kindergarten (K)–5

1st Administration:

  • Grades 1-5: First 6 six weeks of student's enrollment.
  • Grade K: By January 31 from initial student enrollment.

2nd Administration:

  • All Grades K-5: Last 6 weeks of student's enrollment.


WIDA Screener Elementary, Middle, High New students based on Home Language Survey Sept. 30, 2023 for beginning of the year enrollment. After that, 30 days after enrollment. 


Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener for Advanced Academic Programs & Services (AAPS) Elementary Grade 2 students only Grade 2: Oct. 2023 with make-up window in Feb. 2024



Career Technical Education (CTE)—NOCTI 

High School

Yearlong Courses:

Biotechnology Engineering, 

Career Practicum,

Engineering Drawing/CAD, Education II, 

Education III, 

Green Technology Engineering, 


Principles of Engineering,

Video Communications II


Semester Courses:

Business & Personal Finance, 

Digital Publishing, 

Management Foundations, Marketing/Entrepreneurship, Spreadsheet/Database, 

Web Design

Yearlong Courses:

Pretests: 8/1–9/30

Posttests: 4/15–6/15


Semester 1 Courses:

Pretests: 8/1–9/30

Posttests: 12/1–1/31


Semester 2 Courses:

Pretests: 1/1–2/28

Posttests: 4/15–6/15




CTE— CompTIA A+ 

High School Computer Services Support 4/15–6/15


CTE—Culinary Certifications* High School

Culinary Arts I, 

Culinary Arts II



CTE—Adobe Certified - Photoshop High School Digital Imaging

Semester 1 Courses:

Pretests: 8/1–9/30

Posttests: 12/1–1/31


Semester 2 Courses:

Pretests: 1/1–2/28

Posttests: 4/15–6/15


CTE—Adobe Certified – Premiere Pro High School Video Communications III

Yearlong Courses:

Pretests: 8/1–9/30

Posttests: 4/15–6/15


CTE—Certified Nursing Aide High School Health Science II** 4/15–6/15


Digital PSAT 8/9 Middle, High All students in grades 8 and 9 Oct. 10–20, 2023


Digital PSAT /NMSQT High All students in grades 10 and 11 Oct. 11, 2023 (Alternate: Oct. 24, 2023; requires DoDEA approval)


ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Elementary, Middle, High AEL students (Levels 1-5) Dec. 11, 2023–March 1, 2024


DoDEA Alternate Assessment Mathematics and Literacy Elementary, Middle, High Eligible students only (Grades 3–8, and 11) March 11–April 26, 2024


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Elementary, Middle Select schools January–March, 2024


CogAT Full Battery for AAPS Elementary, Middle Eligible students only Sept.–June, as needed


College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) Summative Assessment Mathematics Elementary, Middle, High Grades 3–8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II March 11–May 17, 2024


CCRS Summative Assessment English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy Elementary, Middle, High Grades 3–8 and 10 March 11–May 17, 2024


School Day SAT High 11th & 12th Grade Students

Americas: Mar 18-22, 2024 *Make-up/Retest Mar 25-29, 2024


Europe/PAC: April 2, 3, 4th, 2024 *Make-up/Retest Apr 9,10,11, 2024


Advanced Placement (AP) High All students enrolled in AP course(s)

May 6–17, 2024; Late AP Exams:

May 22–24, 2024


ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) World Languages Middle, High


World Language students in middle school and high school (Levels II and IV)

March 25–May 31, 2024


Credit by Exam (CBE) High By request per 1367.01 Sept. 18–22, 2023; Dec. 4–8, 2023; Jan. 22–26, 2024; May 24–31, 2024.

Table 2: Required CCRS Interim Assessments: English-Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics

CCRS Interim Assessment Windows (Detailed Version)
  Mathematics 3–5 (Elementary) ELA/Literacy (Elementary & Secondary)

Grades 3–5 


2x a year (Interim 3 is optional)

2x a year
Testing Time Maximum of 60 minutes Maximum of 60 minutes for Interim 1 and 90 minutes for Interim 2

Testing window (Tested content)


Note: Testing window varies by school based on school calendar.

Interim 1: Nov. 1– Dec. 1, 2023 (Weeks 1–7 content) Interim 1: Nov. 1, 2023–Jan. 12, 2024 (all grade-level standards)
Interim 2: Dec. 12, 2023–Feb. 8, 2024 (Weeks 8–14 content) Interim 2: Feb. 13–Mar. 15, 2024 (all grade-level standards and one prose constructed response)
Optional: Interim 3: Feb. 13–Mar 29, 2024 (Weeks 15–21 content)  

Table 3: Required CCRS Formative Assessments: Mathematics

CCRS Formative Assessment Window (Detailed Version)


Secondary Math – Grade 6-8, Algebra I&II, Geometry

(Edulastic – Formative Topic Assessment)



2x a year (Additional topic assessments are optional)

Testing Time 90 minutes (as determined by school bell schedule)
Tested Grade/Course

2 End of Topic Assessments (Specific Assessments will be determined by Secondary Math HQ ISSs by August 2023)

Secondary Math - Grades 6-8 & Algebra I, II, and Geometry (Edulastic Formative Assessment)


Testing window (Tested content)


Note: Testing window varies by school based on school calendar.

By the end of Quarter 1 
By the end of Quarter 2
Additional assessments are optional

Table 4: Required Alternate Content Standards (ACS) Interim Assessments

ACS Interim Assessment Windows (Detailed Version)
Frequency 4x a year
Tested Grade Bands Elementary (K–2) , Intermediate (3–5), Middle School(6–8), and High School

Testing window (Tested content)


Note: Testing windowvaries by school based on school calendar.

Interim 1: November Checkpoint (Pre& Post Assessment)
Interim 2: January Checkpoint (Pre& Post Assessment)
Interim 3: March Checkpoint (Pre & Post Assessment)
Interim 4: May Checkpoint (Pre& Post Assessment)

Note: Schoolsare not required to administer the check pointsfor February and April. These are optional.For Level 1, this includes Combined Content, Reading and Mathematics. For Levels 2 and 3, this includes Reading, Word Recognition, Content Understanding, and Mathematics.

Table 5: Voluntary Participation – Common Paced Assessments for Science

Note: Theseassessments are comparable to former CCRS Interim Assessments for Science. Proposed Window: Nov 1, 2023–May 31, 2024.

Frequency 3x a year
Testing Time Maximum of 60 minutes
Tested Grade/Course Grades 2–5, and 7, and Biology

Testing window (Tested content)


Note: Testing window varies by school based on school calendar.

Assessment 1: 

  • Grades 2 and 5: Life Science, Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2023
  • Grades 3 and 4: Weeks 1–12 content: Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2023
  • Grade 7: Modules I and L, Dec. 1, 2023–Jan. 26, 2024
  • Biology: Units 1–4, Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2023

Assessment 2: 

  • Grades 2 and 5: Physical Science, Feb. 5–March 15, 2024
  • Grades 3 and 4: Weeks 13–23 content: Feb. 5–Mar. 15, 2024
  • Grade 7: ModuleF, Mar. 1–April 5, 2024
  • Biology: Units5–8, Mar. 1–April 5, 2024

Assessment 3: 

  • Grades 2 and 5: Earth& Space Science, April 22–May 31, 2024
  • Grades 3 and 4: Weeks 24–36 content: Apr. 22–May 31, 2024
  • Grade 7: ModuleB, Apr. 22–May 31, 2024
  • Biology: Units9–10, Apr. 22–May 31, 2024


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