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.
|Test Name||Requirement Source||Content Tested||Purpose of Test||Time Needed*||Schedule**||Results Distribution|
|iReady Universal Screener Assessment||
|Reading, Mathematics||To identify gaps in foundational academic skills and measure progress of students identified for support||Approx. 30 minutes per subject||
Sept. 9 to Oct. 11
Dec. 16 to Feb. 28
April 27 to May 22
|Incorporated in ongoing performance communication to parents/guardians|
|Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT)||Division||Intelligence Quotient (IQ)||To identify potential Advanced Academic Program services.||Approx. 30 minutes total||Nov. 11 to Nov. 15||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. 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.