Instruction & Assesment

The Lake Arthur School District participates in state-mandated testing programs. The NMPED establishes testing date windows for test administration. Please be sure to plan family schedules around this testing; we will not excuse unnecessary absences on testing days.


Beginning of Year (BOY/MOY/EOY) Benchmark administration  


I-station is an

e-learning program used to assess reading proficiency in Early Reading, Advanced Reading, Reading en Español.


Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Spring Administration (Grades 3-11)


It is a standardized computer-based assessment for English language arts/literacy and mathematics that is used to measure grade level proficiency and is part of the High School Graduation Assessment (HSGA) program required for New Mexico Diploma of Excellence.


New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment, SBA-Science:  Spring Administration (Science:  Grades 4, 7, and 11) 


It is a standardized computer-based test to measure student proficiency performance in science. It is part of the High School Graduation Assessment, HSGA, program required for New Mexico Diploma of Excellence.


New Mexico Alternate Asssessment, NMAPA:

(NMAPA):  Mathematics and English Language Arts, Grades 3-8 and 10-12/ 12+, Science, Grades 4, 7, 11 and Social Studies, Grade 11)


The 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) established a legal requirement to include students with disabilities in general statewide and districtwide assessment programs with appropriate accommodations and modifications in assessment administration. The NMAPA meets that federal assessment requirement for students with disabilities who meet the qualifications for this assessment. If a student takes the NCSC/NMAPA, he/she does not take PARCC.


English Language Proficiency Assessment, ACCESS FOR ELLs:  (Grades K-12/Only for Current ELL students)


ACCESS is an English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs).  The assessment tests student's language in four domains: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  ACCESS for ELLs meets U.S. federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for monitoring and reporting ELLs progress toward English language proficiency.