Federal Programs & Testing Information

  • Marsielena Williams Director phone 334 774-5197 or email mwilliams@ozarkcityschools.net

    The Department of Federal and Special Programs consists of a variety of programs, some financed through federal funding and others through state and grant funds.  The staff of this department is dedicated to effectively developing, implementing, and evaluating programs/activities for the academic success of all students from PreK through 12th grade. 


     The purpose of the various federal program grants and allocations is to provide additional resources with which to meet the needs of the students and the Local Board of Education. The federal funds are used in conjunction with and in addition to the various local and state funds. The federal funds supplement the state and local funds to provide services to meet the educational needs of the students.

    Federal Law and Regulations

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a US law passed in December 2015 that governs K-12 public education policy. This replaced its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Like NCLB, ESSA is a reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which established the federal government’s expanded role in public education. 

Testing Dates

  • 2022-2023 TESTING DATES 

    Test Name/Grade Level                                                                                   Date Given

    PreACT (Grade 10)                                                                                           October 3-21, 2022

    ACT WorkKeys Paper Testing (Grade 12)                                                         October 5, 2022

    ACT WorkKeys Paper Testing with Accommodations/Supports                        October 5-7, 10-14 & 17, 2022

    ACT WorkKeys Online Testing                                                                          October 5 – November 8, 2022

    ACT WorkKeys Paper Testing – Make-Up                                                         November 2, 2022

    ACT WorkKeys Paper Testing – Make-Up with Accommodations/Supports      November 2-4 & 7-8, 2022

    NAEP (Selected Schools and Grades Only)                                                      TBD

    ACCESS for ELLs (Online)                                                                                January 17 – March 17, 2023

    Alternate ACCESS for ELLs                                                                              January 17 – March 17, 2023

    ACAP Alternate (Grades 2-8, 10 and 11)                                                           March 1 – April 7, 2023 ACAP 

    ACT with Writing Paper Testing – Initial (Grade 11)                                           March 14, 2023

    ACT with Writing Paper Testing with Accommodations/ Support – Initial          March 14-17 & March 20-24, 2023

    ACT with Writing Online Testing – Initial                                                             March 14-16 & March 21-23, 2023

    ACAP Summative (Grades 2-8)*                                                                        March 21- May 6 for grades 2-8. 

    ACT with Writing Paper Testing – Make-up                                                        April 11, 2023

    ACT with Writing Paper Testing with Accommodations/ Support – Make-up     April 11-14 & 17-21, 2023

    ACT with Writing Online Testing – Make-up                                                       April 11-13 & 18-20, 2023

    ACT WorkKeys Retest Online Testing                                                               April 19-28, 2023

    ACT WorkKeys Retest Paper Testing with Accommodations/Supports            April 19-21, April 24-28, and May 1, 2023 

    * Districts are required to test all second and third grade students on the ACAP Summative English Language Arts assessment during the first four weeks of the ACAP Summative testing Window (March 20 – April 14, 2023).

    Dates are Subject to Change 

     

     

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