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District-Wide Assessments

Assessment Acronym Grades Purpose
Formative Assessment System for Teachers FAST K-8 Monitor the progress of all students in math and reading.
Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progresss ISASP 3-11 A statewide test to monitor individual and school-wide growth in reading, writing, math
and science*Science is given only in grades 5,8, and 10
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test * PSAT *optional
Qualify for national merit scholar program.
American College Test ACT 10-12 Standard entrance exam for most colleges in the Midwest.
Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT 10-12 Standard entrance exam for some colleges (typically outside of the Midwest).
Accuplacer 10-12 Standard entrance exam for community colleges.
Iowa Youth Survey (anonymous) 6, 8, 11 Gathers trend data on substance abuse and school safety.