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ACAP Summative Assessment

February 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Alabama State Department of Education is implementing a new benchmark assessment — the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) Summative Assessment — for students in grades 2-8 . This assessment is aligned with the Alabama Course of Study for each grade. All students in grades 2-8 will take math and English language arts benchmark assessments, and students in grades 4, 6, and 8 will also take the science benchmark assessments. 

Second grade students will test only to establish a baseline to measure student growth during their third grade year. The second graders' test results will not be used to measure second grade achievement or for accountability purposes.

The window for administering the ACAP Summative Assessment is March 30-May 1, but your child’s school will choose specific dates within that window. Please check your school's website calendar in the coming weeks to confirm the dates when your child will test. 

If you have questions about ACAP Summative assessment, please contact an administrator at your child’s school. 


Jennifer Bailey
Director of Student Services
Assessment Coordinator