ACAP Summative The ACAP Summative will be administered to grades 2-8, once a year, in the spring, starting in spring 2020.
The assessment will be administered 100% online, with the exception of the documented need for paper assessments.
The content areas to be addressed are math and English/language arts, to include a writing section.
In addition, grades 4,6, and 8 will be administered an assessment in science.
The Grade 2 assessment will not be used for measuring achievement for accountability purposes but will serve as a baseline for 3rd-grade growth.
The writing assessment will be administered to students in grades 4-8 and will comprise a text-dependent analysis in order to develop a comprehensive, holistic essay response. The demand required of a student's reading and writing skills in response to a text-dependent analysis prompt is similar to the demands required for a student to be a college -and -career ready.
Test items will be aligned to the Alabama Courses of Study.