What is your student learning?

    Alabama students are assessed using a variety of state-mandated standardized assessments. A description is provided of state-mandated assessments given within the Satsuma City School System.


    ACCESS for ELLs

    ACCESS is an individual assessment given to all students in grades K through 12 who are English as a second language learners to determine English language proficiency. The four domains assessed are Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.


    The Alabama Alternate ACCESS for ELLs is designed specifically for students identified as English language learners with significant cognitive disabilities. It is available for grade-level clusters including 1-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. It is available in all four domains accessed with ACCESS for ELLs including Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The following requirements must be met to participate in the ALTERNATE ACCESS for ELLs.

    • Identified as ELL
    • Identified as having one or more existing categories of disability under IDEA
    • Currently participating in Alabama Extended Standards
    • Disability precludes meaningful participation in ACCESS for ELLs. even with accommodations


    ACT plus WRITING

    ACT plus Writing is an individual assessment given to 11th graders to be used for early college admission entry and for scholarship application. The ACT plus Writing is the "real" national college admissions exam that measures English, Math, Science, and Reading with the addition of writing. The ACT plus Writing is accepted by all colleges and universities in the United States. For more information about the ACT plus Writing, click here. 


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    ACT WorkKeys FOR 12th GRADE

    ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs.

    As part of ACT's Work Readiness System, ACT WorkKeys has helped millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills to increase global competitiveness and develop successful career pathways.

    Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States.