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Standardized Assessment Overview
Standardized tests are designed to demonstrate to the parents and students whether the child is performing at the grade-appropriate and age-appropriate levels.
The test also demonstrates the performance of the class, which helps the school assess the effectiveness of its teaching methods.
The results will help Enlightium administration identify and address areas of strength and areas needing improvement to better serve our students.
The test results will not affect their current grades at Enlightium Academy.
Note: the Stanford 10 is no longer available through Enlightium Academy. Instead, students can take the Iowa Complete or the IXL assessments.
Does My Student Need to Take a Spring Assessment?
Spring Assessment Schedule
- Early April: Registration opens for the Iowa Complete and the IXL assessments; no late registration will be available. Registration for high school assessments is completed outside of Enlightium.
- May 3-4, 2023: Spring assessments
Regulations by State
- According to HSLDA.org and/or Propublica.org as of March of 2022, the following states have an annual standardized assessment requirement:
Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and West Virginia
These states often require the parent to provide to the state the assessment results.
Please review our state blogs and conduct additional research to confirm if your state does or does not require an annual assessment
Assessments by Grade Level
*Not available through Enlightium Academy.
**Please note that many states require a standardized assessment; if your state has this requirement, speak to your local school district for a waiver or for direction to take an assessment locally.
Unique Student Situations
|Situation||ixl.com||Iowa Complete||Opt-Out Waiver|
|The student is enrolled in the Accelerated Program||Recommended|
|The student has a Summer School extension||Recommended|
|The student is in the Intervention Program*||Recommended if living in a state that requires an assessment||Recommended if not living in a state that requires an assessment|
*No assignments will be assigned in Ignitia on the testing days. However, students will still have access to Ignitia and can use these days to catch up or work ahead.