Testing Schedule

ACT Rescheduled for April 20, 2021

ACT District Testing
Tuesday, April 20th
  • Students should arrive at the Grand River Center between 7:30 and 8:00 am.  Testing will begin shortly after 8:00 and conclude at approximately 11:30.
  • Students should not plan for work/school/outside events immediately after in case we run a little longer.
  • Students are not expected to return to school that day.
  • Only students who were originally signed up for this exam received communication
  • NO NEW STUDENTS will be added to this testing
  • IF students wish to opt out,  they can notify their counselor.  We will be passing their names on to the district.
  • There is an online survey for the students to take to indicate if they want lunch or breakfast.
  • It is assumed that if students requested bussing previously, they will need it this time around. Likewise, if they indicated they were providing their own transportation, they will be doing so this time.
  • Our office (Counseling Office) will help to field questions, but this is a DCSD event.  We’ll do our best to get timely answers.

Iowa Testing 2021  

Tuesday, March 30th   

Grades 9-11: (Reading and Math)  

Testing     7:35 10:35 Report to Period 2.  

Period 1   10:4111:18 (37)    

Period 5    11:18 12:56 (98)   

Period 2    1:01 1:38 (37)   

Period 3    1:43 2:20 (37)   


Wednesday, March 31st     

Grades 9-11: (Language and Writing)  

Testing    7:35 10:35 Report to Period 2.  

Period 4   10:4111:18 (37)    

Period 5    11:18 12:56 (98)   

Period 6    1:01 1:38 (37)   

Period 7    1:43 2:20 (37)   


Thursday, April 1st (Normal School Day)   

Only Grade 10: (Science)   

1st & 2nd hour testing block 7:35-9:14a.m.:  

Last names A-MO (North Gym)  

Last names MU-R (Cafeteria)  

Last names S-Z (Poolside)    


Monday April 5th-Friday, April 9th (Makeup Tests North Gym)    

Students will be pulled throughout the day for makeup tests.   

Test Name Grade Assessed Assessment Window
Semester 1 Finals Grades 9-12 Wellness and study halls will not have a final.

January 11-15, 2021
A-day student schedules

Monday, January 11
Period 1 7:35 – 8:45
Period 2 8:50 – 10:00
Period 3 10:05 – 11:15
Period 4 11:20 – 12:30
Lunch 12:30 – 1:15
Buses 2:20

Wednesday, January 13
Period 5 7:35 – 8:45
Period 6 8:55 – 10:05
Period 7 10:15 – 11:25
Lunch 11:30 – 12:15
Buses 2:20

January 11-15, 2021
B-day student schedules

Tuesday, January 12
Hybrid B-day schedule

Thursday, January 14
Period 1 7:35 – 8:45
Period 2 8:50 – 10:00
Period 3 10:05 – 11:15
Period 4 11:20 – 12:30
Lunch 12:30 – 1:15
Buses 2:20

Friday, January 15
1-hour late arrival
Period 5 8:35 – 9:45
Period 6 9:50 – 11:00
Period 7 11:05 – 12:15
Lunch 12:15 – 1:00
Buses 2:20

ELPA 21 Identified Students
ITP (Iowa Testing Program) Grades 9, 10, and 11
MAP Grades 9 and 10
ACT Testing Grades 11-12 For more information and to pick up a practice booklet go to the counseling office.
AP Testing Grades 9-12 https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees
DLM (old Alternate Assessment) Identified Students
Gallup Poll Grades 9 – 12
PSAT Grade 11

The Iowa Board of Regents Office and the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) continue to partner to provide each Iowa high school with a list of their respective courses that are accepted for the Regent Admission Index (RAI).  Your high school’s RAI Core Course list, created using Winter Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI) data, is now available publicly through the RAI Repository website listed here: http://rai.admissions.iastate.edu

• Your school’s RAI Core Course List will be updated in mid-August of each year.  The courses listed are based on the SRI course data that your school submitted to the IDE.

• The Iowa Regent universities encourage you to circulate this list widely, including placing it on your school’s website so that your students, parents and staff will all have a clear understanding as to which of your school’s courses will count toward the RAI.  We hope this document will be of particular use as your students register for their courses.

• Remember, whether a course counts toward the RAI is determined by the SCED code that your school assigns to the course when you submit your data to the IDE.  A table of the SCED codes which are acceptable toward the RAI can be found on the Board of Regents website atwww.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/SCED.pdf. The BOR conducts periodic reviews to ensure that assigned SCED codes match high school course descriptions.

• If you wish to request that a change be made to your school’s RAI Core Course List, please send your revisions to Phil Caffrey by email (pbcaffr@iastate.edu) or by fax (515 294-6106).  For each course you wish to add to your document, please be sure to include your school’s course name, local course number, and SCED code that your school has assigned to the course.

Contact persons for this project

Board of Regents, State of Iowa:

Iowa Department of Education:

Iowa State University: