ELPA21 (English Language Proficiency Assessment)
9th through 12th who have not met the requirement.
All students in grades K-12 in Nebraska who are eligible to receive ELL services participate in the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21). It consists of online tests of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students’ scores are used for state and federal reporting and in decisions about continuation of ELL services.
PreACT (Practice for ACT)
10th Grade Only- November 7, 2019
PreACT™, a 10th grade multiple-choice assessment that helps students prepare for the experience of taking the ACT® test and provides information regarding their future performance on the exam. PreACT will provide valuable insights on college and career readiness to students, educators and schools while students still have time to make adjustments and improve.
Students who have not yet met the high school graduation requirement for reading.
Rule 10 requires that all Nebraska school districts give a norm-referenced standardized achievement test for reading. LPS has chosen the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests to meet this requirement. Students will have multiple opportunities throughout a school year to take the assessment and reach proficiency for graduation requirement. These opportunities will be outside of class as well as within Reading classes in a student’s schedule.
Nebraska State ACT
11th Grade Only- April 7, 2020
The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning. The Nebraska State Board of Education has selected ACT to provide the standardized college entrance exam for Nebraska students in the 11th grade. Beginning in the spring of 2017, the exam will be administered to all high school juniors.
AP Testing (Advanced Placement Exams)
10th through 12th students who choose to take exams. These are not required to take AP courses through LPS. May 4-15, 2020
Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step a student takes after a year in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well a student has mastered the content and skills of the course – a successful score can earn the student credit or advanced placement in college.
CHANGE THIS YEAR: REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR EXAMS WILL BE IN OCTOBER, 2019. EXAMS WILL BE IN MAY, 2020.