Assessments and Grade Levels
- ACT - Grade 11
- ACT - WorkKeys 10-12
- NWEA Map 6-10
- ACT Aspire Summative Assessment - Grades 3-10
- Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment - Grades 3-10
- English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century and Alternate ELPA21 - Grades K-12
- Istation Assessment - Grades K-2
- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - selected Grades 4, 8, and 10
- Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT and NMSQT) - Grade 10
Parker Center ASSESSMENT Staff:
Lucia Turner, K-12 Assessment and Support Services Coordinator
Earnett Mitchell, Office Administrative Assistant to Supervisor
The District Test Coordinator facilitates and supports the use of district, state, and national assessments. Mostly, the assessments are administered online.
The Fort Smith Public Schools Assessment Planning Team consists of school test coordinators, principals, and district administrators.
FSPS Assessment Calendar
Every FSPS student has the right to all educational opportunities and activities. For some students, that may mean providing additional support or services. Students who qualify for protection under Section 504 are provided with appropriately related services and/or aids needed, at no expense to the parent/guardian, to receive an educational experience equivalent to the education of students without disabilities.
Section 504, part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. It states:
“No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States…shall solely be because of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Section 504 Eligibility
A student is considered eligible for protection under Section 504 if they meet the definition of a person with a disability:
has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity;
has a record of such an impairment; or
is regarded as having such an impairment.
A three-prong system helps determine appropriate eligibility, protection and access to procedural safeguards.