Testing

Elementary

Brigance Early Childhood Screen K

This test is for Kindergarten students and has been completed for the 21-22 school year.

MAP Growth Testing

MAPS Growth testing, formally known as NWEA MAP Test (Measures of Academic Progress), is a computer-based test that adapts to student responses to give them more challenging questions as they respond correctly. This is an important tool to understand an individual student’s areas for growth and strengths. 
 
MAPS testing takes place three times a year, in the fall, winter, and spring. The official test windows for MAPS testing are listed below, but your student’s testing may occur at any point within these windows. Please speak with your grade level teacher who will help you schedule, login, and understand your student’s results.
 
MAPS Testing Window 1: Fall
8/10/2021 9/10/2021
MAPS Testing Window 2: Winter
11/15/2021 12/17/2021
MAPS Testing Window 3: Spring
4/19/2022 5/20/2022
 

SBAC

Forthcoming

Science CRT

Forthcoming

WIDA

Forthcoming

Middle School

SBAC

Forthcoming

Science CRT

Forthcoming

WIDA

High School

ACT

Click here to sign up for the ACT in March 2022: https://rebrand.ly/odysseyactsignup

Click here to read ACT’s informational guide for test takers in March 2022: Taking the ACT March 2022

 

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS:

  • The US Department of Education and the Nevada Department of Education have not waived ACT as a requirement due to the pandemic. Participation in the ACT is required in order to graduate with a High School Diploma from Nevada for the Class of 2022 and beyond.
Any Senior who would like to retake the ACT can register for the National ACT  Here

To be eligible for graduation, all students must now participate in Nevada’s College and Career Readiness (CCR) assessment in their junior year.  A particular score on the CCR assessment is not required for graduation, but certain scores have benefits such as avoiding remedial college courses, scholarship awards, and college entrance.  Nevada has contracted with the ACT Plus Writing.  This exam is done on the computer and will take approximately four hours.

  • Students cannot leave early from the testing session.
  • Students are not admitted if they are tardy to the assigned testing session.
  • There will only be one start time for testing which will be 7:30 am.

This is a timed test.  Students are not allowed to return to a section once it has completed.  They are also not allowed to work ahead.  CLICK HERE to download a study guide.

Typical ACT testing schedule

ACT SUBJECT AREA TIME QUESTIONS
English 45 minutes 75 questions
Math 60 minutes 60 questions
BREAK 15 minutes  
Reading 35 minutes 40 questions
Science 35 minutes 40 questions
BREAK 5 minutes  
Writing 40 minutes 1 essay
  • The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges & universities in the United States
  • The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses.
  • The ACT is administered in all 50 states and many other countries.
  • Points are given for correct answers. No points are deducted for wrong answers.
  • Each section is graded separately and are averaged to create a composite score.
  • Earning a 21 composite score on the ACT (& meeting all other qualifications) a student would be eligible for the Millennium Scholarship.  Click here to read about this opportunity
  • College of Southern Nevada (CSN) requires an 18 on the English and a 22 on the math to avoid completion of remedial classes.

TESTING ENVIRONMENT: At Odyssey, our students complete this exam on the computer as they do all of their curriculum.  Students face their computer to while engaging in the test which creates a one on one experience with the exam. Testing corrals allow students to be free from distractions.  Earplugs are available upon request.

Testing Accommodations:  According to ACT, “Each request for accommodation is evaluated on a case-by-case basis using appropriate documentation. If a particular element of documentation is not provided, the diagnostician must explain why it is not included in the submission.”.  Students must have a 504, IEP or LEP documentation on file at Odyssey.  Parents will request submission of accommodations to ACT by December 17, 2022.  To read ACT’s policy on granting testing accommodations, please CLICK HERE.

Provided materials: Calculators (TI-84 Plus CE and/or scientific), scratch paper, pencils, foam earplugs upon request. ACT also has an embedded calculator. You can practice with their online calculator HERE

CELL PHONES, smart watches or other electronic devices are not permitted.

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Forthcoming

 

ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a test designed to determine if someone is right for a military career and which service branch would be the best fit. The ASVAB is usually taken Senior year and is given at more than 14,000 schools nationwide. The test is a timed, multi-aptitud test given on paper and pencil and is developed by the Department of Defense (DoD).

Doing well on the ASVAB can offer you more career options in the military. Read here for how ASVAB scores can impact your career in the military: How ASVAB scores impact career options

Click here for *free* study guides for the ASVAB: Free Study Guides & Information on the ASVAB

ASVAB testing will take place at Odyssey on January 4th and 5th starting at 8:00 A.M.

Please reach out to Mr. Bob Smyth for further questions via email: rsmyth@odysseyk12.org 

PSAT

PSAT testing for the 2021-2022 school year has been completed.

Students can find their PSAT results two ways starting December 7th, 2021:

  1. College Board will mail official score reports to the address students provided before the test.
  2. Students can log in to their College Board account and download the results here: https://account.collegeboard.org/login/login

Please note that Odyssey is unable to help you log in to your College Board account. Please contact their customer support if you need help accessing this account.

Science CRT

The Science CRT is required of all 9th grade students or students who are sophomores and have not yet taken the test.

Students will be contacted in the Spring to sign up.

Seal of Biliteracy

This honor recognizes bilingual students with a special seal on their High School Diploma. Honorees will be invited to sit on the stage at graduation as well as be given special honor cords to recognize their accomplishment.
 
The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year has passed.
 
The Seal of Biliteracy Test has been tentatively rescheduled to February 2nd, 2022 from 1:00PM-5:00PM at Odyssey in Building 1.
 
Please review the video, presentation, and check out the links for more information. Please contact bevans@odysseyk12.org with any questions.
 
 

WIDA

Forthcoming