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2019 – 2020 DeKalb County School District Testing Calendar

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Below is a list of dates when DeKalb students will take national, state, and system assessments during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Attendance has a direct influence on student achievement. As a result, it is important that students are present in school every day,especially on test days. Attendance on designated test days give students an opportunity to show what they know, providing teachers with valuable information that will help to improve teaching and learning.

Elementary School Testing Dates
Aug. 5, 2019 – May 18, 2020 GKIDS (Opening and Closing Date) Grade K
Aug. 5 – Sep. 30, 2019 MAP Assessment (Fall Universal Screener) Grades K – 5
Oct. 16 – Nov. 15, 2019 Gifted Formal Evaluation Assessment Grades K – 5
Dec. 9, 2019 – Feb. 7, 2020 MAP Assessment (Winter Universal Screener) Grades K – 5
Jan. 6 – Mar. 13, 2020 National Assessment of Educational Progress Grade 4
Jan. 15 – Mar. 6, 2020 ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) Grades K – 5
Jan. 15 – Mar. 6, 2020 Alternate ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) Grades K – 5
Mar. 23 – May 1, 2020 Georgia Alternative Assessment (GAA) Grades K – 5
Apr. 13 – May 21, 2020 MAP Assessment (Spring Universal Screener) Grades K – 5
Apr. 15 – Apr. 30, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Grade (EOG) Grades 3 – 5
May 18 – 21, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Grade (EOG) Retest Grades 3 and 5
Middle School Testing Dates
Aug. 5 – Sep. 30, 2019 MAP Assessment (Fall Universal Screener) Grades 6 – 8
Oct. 16 – Nov. 15, 2019 Gifted Formal Evaluation Assessment Grades 6 – 8
Oct. 16, 2019 PSAT 8 Grades 8
Dec. 9, 2019 – Feb. 7, 2020 MAP Assessment (Winter Universal Screener) Grades 6 – 8
Jan. 15 – Mar. 6, 2020 ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) Grades 6 – 8
Jan. 15 – Mar. 6, 2020 Alternate ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) Grades 6 – 8
Mar. 23 – May 1, 2020 Georgia Alternative Assessment (GAA) Grades 6 – 8
April 30 – May 1, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Course (EOC) Grades 8
Apr. 13 – May 21, 2020 MAP Assessment (Spring Universal Screener) Grades 6 – 8
Apr. 15 – Apr. 30, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Grade (EOG) Grades 6 – 8
May 18 – 21, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Grade (EOG) Retest Grades 8
High School Testing Dates
Aug. 5 – Sep. 30, 2019 MAP Assessment (Fall Universal Screener) Grades 9 – 10
Aug. 19 – 23, 2019 Georgia Milestone End of Course (EOC) Mid-Month Grades 9 – 12
Sept. 16 – 20, 2019 Georgia Milestone End of Course (EOC) Mid-Month Grades 9 – 12
Oct. 16 – Nov. 15, 2019 Gifted Formal Evaluation Assessment Grades 9 – 10
Oct. 15 – 18, 2019 Georgia Milestone End of Course (EOC) Mid-Month Grades 9 – 12
Oct. 16, 2019 PSAT/NMSQT Grades 10
Nov. 1 – Nov. 22, 2019 International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams Grades 9 – 12
Nov. 4 – 15, 2019 CTAE End of Pathway Exams Grades 9 – 12
Nov. 11 – 15, 2019 Georgia Milestone End of Course (EOC) Mid-Month Grades 9 – 12
Dec. 3 – 11, 2019 Georgia Milestone End of Course (EOC) Winter Main Grades 9 – 12
Dec. 9, 2019 – Feb. 7, 2020 MAP Assessment (Winter Universal Screener) Grades 9 – 10
Jan. 13 – 17, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Course (EOC) Mid-Month Grades 9 – 12
Jan. 15 – Mar. 6, 2020 ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) Grades 9 – 12
Jan. 15 – Mar. 6, 2020 Alternate ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) Grades 9 – 12
Feb. 18 – 21, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Course (EOC) Mid-Month Grades 9 – 12
Mar. 16 – 20, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Course (EOC) Mid-Month Grades 9 – 12
Mar. 16 – May. 22, 2020 National Assessment of Educational Progress Grades 12
Mar. 23 – May 1, 2020 Georgia Alternative Assessment (GAA) Grades 9 – 12
Apr. 8 – 16, 2020 CTAE End of Pathway Exams Grades 9 – 12
Apr. 13 – May 21, 2020 MAP Assessment (Spring Universal Screener) Grades 9 – 12
Apr. 21 – 29, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of Course (EOC) Spring Main Grades 9 – 12
Apr. 30 – May 22, 2020 International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams Grades 9 – 12
May 4 – 15, 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams AP Students
Jun. 22 – 25, 2020 Georgia Milestone End-of-Course (EOC) Summer Main Grades 9 – 12

Unit Benchmark Assessments

Students in grades 1-12 will participate in Benchmark assessments. These short assessments will be taken following the completion of an instructional unit. Local Schools will communicate testing dates within administration windows. Contact your local school with questions. This calendar is produced by DeKalb County School District’s Office of Research, Assessment, and Grants. This calendar is subject to change pending additional and timely information from the Georgia Department of Education regarding state-mandated assessments.