Student Assesments

YES Prep administers assessments listed below to monitor progress in students' coursework and college readiness.  These assessments also furnish important information about students’ progress and help YES Prep staff better support them in their journey to college. 

Data from these assessments:  

  • Demonstrate how students are currently performing on state and national standards;  

  • Measure student growth and progress from year to year;  

  • Identify students’ strengths and areas for additional focus so teachers can adjust instruction.  

Computerized adaptive tests to measure annual growth (Spring to Spring) and/or progress in interventions  

Grade Level: Grades 6 - 8

Test Date(s): Fall for incoming Grade 6 & Spring (more frequently for students in math lab or reading intervention)

Common Assessments 

Internal assessments to give feedback to students for growth and to update instruction  

Grade Level: All grade levels

Test Date(s): Semi- annual exams in Fall and Spring

Annual assessments required by the State of Texas to measure progress a student has made in the subject area.  

Grade Level: 

Grade ELA/English Mathematics Science Social Studies
Grade 6 Reading 6 Math 6    
Grade 7

Reading 7

Writing 7

Math 7    
Grade 8 Reading 8 Math 8 Science 8 Social Studies 8
High School*

English I

English II

Algebra I Biology  U.S. History


Test Date(s): Dates are set by the Texas Education Agency and can be found on the YES Prep Academic Calendar.

*High school students must pass STAAR EOCs to graduate.  Retake opportunities are in December, April/May and June.

Exams taken in high school that can qualify students for college credit, administered by CollegeBoard

Grade Level:   High school students enrolled in AP Courses

Test Date(s): May

Credit by Exam

An exam to receive high school credit, most commonly administered for Spanish credits.

Grade Level:   Grades 7 - 12

Test Date(s): December, February, and/or May

A practice version of the SAT exam to receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses in preparation for SAT  

Grade Level:   Grade 10

Test Date(s): October

A pre-college assessment that measures reading, writing and math as part of college admissions, administered by CollegeBoard

Grade Level:   Grades 11 -12

Test Date(s): October, December and March (and throughout the year based on student's preference

(Students can take ACT as desired.)


An assessment system that determines the English language proficiency of English learners (ELs) in four domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing

Grade Level:   Grades 6 - 12 EL students

Test Date(s): Spring



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