Testing in Grade 5
Grade 5 student tests
In Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), grade 5 tests focus on content knowledge and skills. Required tests for fifth graders are listed in the table below, organized alphabetically by test name.
|Test Name||Requirement Source||Content Tested||Purpose of Test||Time Needed*||Schedule**||Results Distribution|
|Horizon Divisionwide Formative Assessments||Division||Reading, Mathematics, Science||To measure knowledge of grade level content standards prior to SOL tests||Approx. 1 hour per subject||Nov. 25 to Dec. 20||Available through student Horizon account and incorporated in ongoing performance communication to parents/guardians|
|iReady Universal Screener Assessment||Division||Reading, Mathematics||To identify gaps in foundational academic skills and measure progress of students identified for support||Approx. 1.5 hours per subject||
Sept. 9 to Oct. 11
Dec. 16 to Feb. 28
April 14 to June 11
|Incorporated in ongoing performance communication to parents/guardians|
|Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests||State||Reading, Mathematics, Science||To measure knowledge of grade level content standards for state and federal accountability||Approx. 2 hours per subject||
May 4 to June 5
|Distributed to parents/guardians by the following August|
|WIDA ACCESS for ELLS||
ONLY for English learners
|Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening||To measure annual English language proficiency and progress in compliance with federal law||Approx. 5 hours total||Jan. 21 to Mar. 12||Distributed to parents/ guardians by the following August|
* The amount of time needed for testing varies by student. All times are estimates.
** Schedule dates represent the window of time during which tests may be given. Each school sets and communicates the specific date for each test.