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Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) Information

Dear families,

Elementary and middle school students across the state participated in new standardized testing known as the "ACAP" for the first time in the spring of last school year. I am writing to provide you with an update related to these assessments so that you as a parent or guardian can know what to expect and understand what this means for your child. 

ACAP, which stands for the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program, is an online assessment designed to provide students, parents, teachers, administrators, and Alabama residents with information regarding student progress toward mastery of the Alabama Course of Study Standards. Students in grades 2-8 take assessments covering English language arts and math. Students in grades 4, 6, and 8 are also tested in science. 

Parents and guardians will soon be receiving a student profile report that contains assessment results for your child. This report will provide you with a baseline for your student and their progress related to course of study standards. Student reports will be sent home with students on or before September 30, 2021.

We understand last school year presented unique challenges related to Covid-19, which is why we have implemented a number of instructional supports to promote student success. 

Elementary and Middle Schools

  • Summer Learning Academies
  • Alabama Literacy Act tutoring
  • After-school academic tutoring
  • Focused learning time ("zero period" in middle schools)
  • Formative assessments: Star in grades K-8, DIBELS in grades K-3
  • Student data notebooks
  • school-based parent-teacher conferences following Fall Break
  • Intentional small group instruction
  • ACAP tools and strategies training
  • School specific goals set using ACAP data

High Schools

  • Summer Learning Academies
  • After-school academic tutoring
  • ACT prep materials, ACT online prep, ACT bootcamp, and ACT bell-ringers
  • PreACT for 10th grade
  • Practice ACT for 11th grade
  • Focused learning time ("zero period")
  • Formative assessments: Star in grades 9-12
  • Student-led data conferences
  • School specific goals using ACT data

Watch the latest Supe to Go to learn more about the ACAP. Please be on the lookout for this report containing assessment results for your student, and contact your child's school if you have any questions. 

Very respectfully, 

Christie Finley
HCS Superintendent


Parent Resources

Area/TopicResource(s)

ACAP Online Tools – Practice Tests

  • English Language Arts
  • Math

Alabama Online Tools Training

Keyboard:

  • Number keys
  • Backspace keys

Shift key & capital letters

Chromebook

Work on typing skills

 

Mouse Touchpad:

  • Click to select
  • Click in a box to respond
  • Click & drag an object
  • Click & drag to create a line connector
  • Scrolling

Chromebook touch screen

MobyMax

Freckle

BrainPop/BrainPop Jr (Science and Social Studies)

DiscoberyEd Science

Type an answer to respond
(numbers and words)

MyMath ebook

 

Creating simple bar graphs

Fill in the chart by clicking squares

Education.com Games (Graphing-Germs)

Education.com Games (Graphing-Space)

Education.com Games (Graphing-Eggs)

Navigate using next/back buttons

myON books

Epic! Books

Navigate within a passage without next/back buttons

myON books

Epic! Books

Use highlighting pen and box drag over text

MyMath ebook

Use the line guide tool

ACAP practice tests

Click to enlarge

DisccoveryEd Science ebook

Rotatable ruler

Freeonlineruler.com   

Virtual Math Manipulatives

Virtual Manipulatives for Math

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