Grade Level Tests

Each grade level features specific testing requirements.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) section 1112(e)(2)(B) requires school divisions to make available, in a clear and accessible manner, information on assessments required at each grade level served. The pages linked below provide this information for required assessments in grades PreK-12 in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). 

Grade Level Tests in FCPS

Please keep these general points in mind when reviewing information about test requirements at specific grade levels.

  • Assessments are part of the teaching and learning process. Teachers give assessments to students on an ongoing basis to check for understanding and to gather information about students' knowledge or skills.
  • Students who are being reviewed for or are enrolled in special services may have further testing expectations as part of these services or may be eligible for alternative or substitute assessments.
  • Students in certain schools may be asked to take part in additional assessments as part of federal, state, or local data collection, such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress Assessment (NAEP). 
  • Parents and guardians should contact their children's schools with any testing questions or for additional information about how schools and teachers use test results to support student success.

Find out more about student assessments