Testing in Grade 1
Grade 1 student tests
In Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), grade 1 tests focus on basic literacy and numeracy development. Required tests for first graders are listed in the table below, organized alphabetically by test name.
Assessment dates and delivery format for 2020-21 are subject to change due to shifts in school operations.
|Test Name||Requirement Source||Content Tested||Purpose of Test||Time Needed*||Schedule**||Delivery||Results Distribution|
|iReady Universal Screener Assessment||
Winter assessment ONLY for students below fall benchmark
|Reading, Mathematics||To identify gaps in foundational academic skills and measure progress of students identified for support||Approx. 30 minutes per subject||
Sept. 8 to Oct. 30
April 19 to May 21
|In-Person or At-Home (online computer-adaptive)||Distributed to parents/guardians within 1 month|
|Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT)||Division||Intelligence Quotient (IQ)||To identify potential Advanced Academic Program services.||Approx. 30 minutes total||April 5 to April 14||In-Person (computer-based)||Distributed to parents/guardians within 1 month|
|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. 4 to May 7||In-Person (computer-based and paper/pencil)||Distributed to parents/ guardians by the following August|
ONLY for potential English learners
|Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening||To determine eligibility for English learner services, in compliance with federal law||Approx. 2 hours total||Within 30 days of entry from outside Virginia||In-Person (computer-based and paper/pencil)||Distributed to parents/ guardians within 1 month|
* 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.