The interim assessments designed by Apple Educational Services, Inc. are aligned with state curricula and mirror the state assessments. This service is offered for Grades 3-8 along with high school graduation tests in the areas of Mathematics and Science.
Practice tests and scoring services are provided to schools twice in a school year. AES takes the responsibility of analyzing not only the multiple-choice items, but also the short-response and extended response questions to ensure the validity and standards-alignment of the assessments results. These tests provide students, teachers, and school administrators an opportunity to receive immediate feedback, ensuring quick responses for areas of improvement. Schools do not have to wait several weeks, for results and tracking over time.
The reports of the tests also are made available to school staff, students, and parents on the AES Student Information System