Upcoming FMS State Assessments Graphic

FMS families, below are the dates for the Spring 2023 State Assessment Schedule at Farmington Municipal Schools. Please Note: Dates are subject to change so please check with your child’s school. DLM assesses students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

ACCESS for ELLs (K-12)January 23-February 17
NM-ASR Science (Grade 5)March 28-March 30 Makeups: March 31-April 12
NM-ASR Science (Grade 8)March 28-March 30 Makeups: March 31-April 12
NM-ASR Science (Grade 11)March 29 (FHS, PVHS, SJCHS) March 30 (RHS) Makeups: March 31-April 12
NM-MSSA ELA/Math (Grades 3-8)April 18-April 21 Makeups: April 25-May 5
SAT School Day (Grade 11)April 12Makeups: April 25-April 27
Dynamic Learning Maps ELA/Math (Grades 3-8, 11) & Science (Grades 5, 8, 11)March 13-April 28

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Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to annually measure the achievement of not less than 95 percent of all students in each subgroup of students, who are enrolled in public schools. ESSA requires the assessment of all students, including students with disabilities and English learners, in:

  • Reading and/or language arts in grades 3-8 and once in high school;
  • Mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in high school; and
  • Science once in grades 3-5, once in grades 6-9, and once in grades 10-12

PED maintains a balanced assessment system composed of summative assessments that show whether students across the state are mastering academic standards. In addition to, formative and interim assessments that tell teachers what individual students are struggling with so they can help students master those specific standards. For more information, please see State and Federal Assessment Requirements FAQ and the Balanced Assessment System Infographic. If there are specific questions related to a particular program or assessment, please contact the appropriate staff member managing the program.

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