Kinder to 11th graders to take beginning-of-the year-assessments throughout September


You may have heard during September, students are being asked to come in-person to their school one day for about three hours. But why?

To help Dallas ISD teachers better understand where each student is academically this year, a beginning-of-the-year-assessment will be administered. The test helps inform us exactly where students are to best tailor the supports they’ll need. Students are encouraged to take the in-person assessment as scheduled by their campus between Sept. 9 to Sept. 30.

Here’s how the process works if your student is in grades K to 11:

  • Families will be informed by their campus of the student’s scheduled date and time
  • Transportation shuttles will be provided to the nearest neighborhood school, for students; if students are dropped off, parents will not be allowed inside the campus
  • Meals for all students will be included
  • The time on campus will last about three hours
  • All social distancing protocols will be followed, and students and staff must wear masks inside the school
  • Campus staff will proctor the tests in small group settings, to further ensure safety protocols are met

While students are not required to come in-person and can be assessed remotely, we encourage every student to physically come in to participate in the beginning-of-the-year assessments. Pre-K and senior students will not be assessed in September.

For additional information on the assessments, please contact your school’s main office.


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