Alabama's public school students have a new state test in Grades 2 through 8. It's called the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP).  It begins this school year. This will take the place of the Scantron (Performance Series) test that has been given in the past two years, but we will take the Scantron one more time this year. The ACAP Summative is used to determine our report card grades for each school and whether we are a passing school or not.
    We will continue taking ACAP practice tests through the end of March. The state ACAP for grades 2-8 will be administered April 6-14. Please make sure your child is at school on all of these days!! ALL TESTS ARE ELECTRONIC AND ARE TAKEN ON chromebooks. 
    Some new features of the new ACAP Summative Assessment are:
    ●Second grade will take the test, but their scores will only be used to measure growth for their 3rd grade year.
    ●There is a writing component in the tests for grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. 
    ●Grades 4, 6, and 8 will take the Science portion. 
    WE ENCOURAGE PRACTICE AND EXPOSURE - Students can practice with the following links using a desktop computer. Mobile phones may not access these links. 
    ●Sample test items for this new assessment are available by clicking 
    ●Online Training Tools (OTT) - Student Practice for ACAP computer enhancement tools; click here https://wbte.drcedirect.com/AL/portals/al/ott1?adminId=560819
    Students may access the OTT as often as needed or desired from either the classroom or home. The OTT runs on a standard Google Chrome web browser and can be accessed outside the school network.