List of Approved Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations – Assessments for Teachers of All Content Areas Except CTE Areas

Note that regardless of what the Service Summary states, ONLY the assessment products explicitly listed in the Table below are approved for the purposes of the APPR.

UPDATE – 8/14/13: All reviews have been completed and the lists of approved assessments (CTE and non-CTE) are now finalized. Please see our RFQ page for information on future Assessment Request for Qualifications for 3rd party assessments to be used in teacher and principal evaluation.

Assessment Name / Vendor Name

Teacher(s) of:

Can this assessment be used for the growth subcomponent?

Contact Name/Phone/Email

Level Set Reading Assessment
Achieve 3000

Grades 3-12
Reading

No 

Jim O'Neill 732-367-5505
ext. 156
jim.oneill@achieve3000.com

EXPLORE
Act Inc.

Grades: 8-9
ELA, Math, Science

No 

Cheryl Schiano, AVP of Continuum Programs
319-337-1000
Cheryl.Schiano@act.org

PLAN
ACT Inc.

Grade: 10
ELA, Math, Science

No

Cheryl Schiano, AVP of Continuum Programs
319-337-1000
Cheryl.Schiano@act.org

QualityCore End of Course Assessments
Act Inc.

Grades: 9-12
ELA, Biology, Math

No

Cheryl Schiano, AVP of Continuum Programs
319-337-1000
Cheryl.Schiano@act.org

AP Program
College Board

Grades: 9-12
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

No

Renée Gadsby
Director, Contracts & RFP Administration Region and Account Services
212-649-5449 rgadsby@collegeboard.org
Matthew F. Zarro
Senior Educational Manager, K-12 Services
518-461-5808 (Mobile) mzarro@collegeboard.org

PSAT/NMSQT
College Board

Grades: 10-11
ELA, Math

YES

Renée Gadsby
Director, Contracts & RFP Administration Region and Account Services
212-649-5449 rgadsby@collegeboard.org
Matthew F. Zarro
Senior Educational Manager, K-12 Services
518-461-5808 (Mobile) mzarro@collegeboard.org

ReadiStep
College Board

Grade: 8
ELA, Math

YES

Renée Gadsby
Director, Contracts & RFP Administration Region and Account Services
212-649-5449 rgadsby@collegeboard.org
Matthew F. Zarro
Senior Educational Manager, K-12 Services
518-461-5808 (Mobile) mzarro@collegeboard.org

SAT
College Board

Grades: 10-12
ELA, Math

YES

Renée Gadsby
Director, Contracts & RFP Administration Region and Account Services
212-649-5449 rgadsby@collegeboard.org
Matthew F. Zarro
Senior Educational Manager, K-12 Services
518-461-5808 (Mobile) mzarro@collegeboard.org

SAT Subject Tests
College Board

Grades: 9-12
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language

No

Renée Gadsby
Director, Contracts & RFP Administration Region and Account Services
212-649-5449 rgadsby@collegeboard.org
Matthew F. Zarro
Senior Educational Manager, K-12 Services
518-461-5808 (Mobile) mzarro@collegeboard.org

Assessment Center/ip Growth
CORE K12 Education

Grades: 3-12
ELA, Math, Science

Yes

Kevin Howell, President
201-743-7840
kevin.howell@corek12.com

Acuity
CTB/McGraw-Hill

Grades: 3-8
ELA, Math

Yes

Tom Parsons
Innovation and Accountability Specialist
856-296-7005
tom.parsons@mheducation.com

TerraNova 3
CTB/McGraw-Hill

Grades: 3-12
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Yes

John Reginald
District Manager – Assessment
330-678-1386
john.reginald@mheducation.com

SUPERA
CTB/McGraw-Hill

Grades 3–10

ELA; Math; Native Language Assessment (Spanish)

Yes

John Reginald
District Manager – Assessment
330-678-1386
john.reginald@mheducation.com

LAS Links and LAS Online
CTB/McGraw-Hill

Grades 3-12

English as a Second Language

Yes

John Reginald
District Manager – Assessment
330-678-1386
john.reginald@mheducation.com

TerraNova Common Core
CTB/McGraw-Hill

Grades: 3-8

ELA, Math

Yes

John Reginald
District Manager – Assessment
330-678-1386
john.reginald@mheducation.com

i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment
Curriculum Associates

Grades: 3-8
ELA, Math

Yes

Steven Hayes
1-800-225-0248 Ext. 1280
shayes@cainc.com

i-Ready Diagnostic for Reading 9-12
Curriculum Associates

Grades: 9-12
ELA

Yes

Steven Hayes
1-800-225-0248 Ext. 1280
shayes@cainc.com

i-Ready Diagnostic for Math 9-12
Curriculum Associates

Grades: 9-12
Math

Yes

Steven Hayes
1-800-225-0248 Ext. 1280
shayes@cainc.com

Discovery Education Assessment
Discovery Education

Grades: 3-8
All subject areas
Grades: 9-12
English I, II
Algebra

Yes

Hardin Daniel, Vice President
615-324-6088
Hardin_Daniel@Discovery.com

Riverside Interim Assessments 3-8 ELA and Math
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Riverside

Grades 3-8
ELA and Math

Yes

Stan Wheeler
502-741-7712
stanley.wheeler@hmhco.com

Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests (GMRT), Fourth Edition K-12
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  Gates-MacGunitie

Grades 3-12
ELA

Yes

Stan Wheeler
502-741-7712
stanley.wheeler@hmhco.com

Riverside Logramos, Second Edition K-12 ELA and Math for Spanish Speaking Students
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Riverside -Logramos

Grades 3-12
ELA and Math for Spanish Speaking Students

Yes

Stan Wheeler
502-741-7712
stanley.wheeler@hmhco.com

Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment (DORA)
Let’s Go Learn, Inc.

Grades 3-12

ELA

Yes

Richard Capone, CEO
510-558-8844
rcapone@letsgolearn.com

Measures of Academic Progress (ELA, Math)
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

Grades: 3-12
ELA, Math

Yes

Michael Hurst
Senior Proposal Manager
503-624-1951
proposals@nwea.org

Measures of Academic Progress (Science)
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

Grades: 3-10
Science

Yes

Michael Hurst
Senior Proposal Manager
503-624-1951
proposals@nwea.org

GMADE
NCS Pearson, Inc.

Grades: 3-12
Math

Yes

Jane Miller, Sr. Program Manager
860-844-8506, jane.miller@pearson.com

GRADE
NCS Pearson, Inc.

Grades: 3-12
ELA

Yes

Jane Miller, Sr. Program Manager,
860-844-8506, jane.miller@pearson.com

AIMSWEB
Pearson

Grades: 3-8
ELA, Math

Yes

Jane Miller, Sr. Program Manager,
860-844-8506, jane.miller@pearson.com

Performance Based Task Assessment
Pearson

Grades: 3-12
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Yes

Jane Miller, Sr. Program Manager,
860-844-8506, jane.miller@pearson.com

Stanford Achievement Test (10th edition)
Pearson

Grades: 3-12
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Yes

Jane Miller, Sr. Program Manager,
860-844-8506, jane.miller@pearson.com

Reading Tracker Online ELA 2-9
Rally! Education

Grades 3-9
Reading, ELA

Yes

Howard I.  Berrent, PhD
800-99RALLY
howard@berrent.com

STAR MATH Enterprise
Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Grades: 3-12
Math

Yes

Debra C. Schoenick
800-338-4204 Ext. 4144
debra.schoenick@renlearn.com

STAR Reading Enterprise
Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Grades: 3-12
Reading, ELA

Yes

Debra C. Schoenick
800-338-4204 Ext. 4144
debra.schoenick@renlearn.com

STAR Early Literacy Enterprise
Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Grade: 3
ELA; Math; English as a Second Language who cannot read English

Yes

Debra C. Schoenick
800-338-4204 Ext. 4144
debra.schoenick@renlearn.com

Right Reason Student Assessment
Right Reason Learning

Grades: 3-8

ELA, Math

Yes

Peter Schmitt, Partner
877-778-8277
pschmitt@rightreasontech.com

The Iowa Tests, Complete Battery
The Riverside Publishing Company

Grades: 3-12
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Yes

Jeff Squires
Regional Vice President
614-579-9114
jeff.squires@hmhpub.com

Iowa Assessments
The Riverside Publishing Company

Grades: 3-12
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Yes

Jeff Squires, Regional Vice President
614-579-9114
jeff.squires@hmhpub.com

Performance Series
Scantron Corporation

Grades: 3-12
 ELA, Math

Yes

Bruce Kraft
Senior Vice President
800-722-6876
bruce_kraft@scantron.com

Performance Series
Scantron Corporation

 Grades: 3-8
 Science

Yes

Bruce Kraft
Senior Vice President
800-722-6876
bruce_kraft@scantron.com

Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)
Scholastic Inc.

Grades: 3-12
ELA

Yes

Dean Condodina
1-800-225-4625
dcondodina@scholastic.com

Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI)
Scholastic, Inc.

Grades: 3-12
Math

Yes

Dean Condodina
800-225-4625
dcondodina@scholastic.com

MAC Performance Assessment Test
The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative

Grades: 3-11 Math

Yes

David  Foster
408-776-1645
dfoster@svmimac.org

mCLASS: DIBELS Next
mCLASS:DIBELS for Accountability Decisions

Amplify Education Inc. and Dynamic Measurement Group

Grades: 3-6
ELA

Yes

Jim Mylen
(212)796-2200
jmylen@amplify.com*

*Please cc bids@amplify.com on all correspondence

 

Additional Clarification

If your district wants to use a third-party assessment that is not included on this list it is possible that the assessment was not submitted for review by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) or that the information submitted was not detailed enough for NYSED to approve it. You are encouraged to suggest that the vendor submit (or re-submit) during NYSED’s next approval period. The posted RFQ (http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/rfq/assessment-round3.html) includes specific information about the required technical documentation that vendors were asked to submit with their application package. Your district or BOCES may also submit (or re-submit) an assessment if authorized by the Copyright Owner/Assessment Representative.

For additional information go to Response to Intervention (RTI) requirements pdf related to the List of Approved assessments.

Questions or comments regarding this list can be directed to assessrfq@nysed.gov.

Last Updated: February 12, 2016