We started, last Friday, and continued on Tuesday and Thursday, with the new assessment adopted and paid for by our school district. The test is hosted by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), and it is supposed to assess current levels in Reading, Language, and Math.
After difficulties with the technology, each day's 45-minute test ended up taking about 2 hours. Hopefully the tests will return some useful information about my students' abilities and needs.
Students will be given the NWEA test two more times, this year, and I am hopeful that they will demonstrate that students will have grown in ability each time.