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Interim Comprehensive Assessments


Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) are ElA/Literacy and Math exams built on the same blueprints as the Summative Assessments. The ICAs include the same item types and formats, including performance tasks, as the Summative Assessments, and yield results on the same vertical scale. The ICAs yield overall scale scores, overall performance level designations, and claim-level information.


ICAs are administered online, using the same delivery software as the Summative Assessments. These assessments are designed to be accessed at regular intervals throughout the school year. The ICAs provide results that teachers and administrators can examine in relation to the CCSS and then adjust instruction accordingly.



This link below presents a table intended to assist site coordinators, and test administrators in planning for the administration and local hand scoring of the interim comprehensive assessments (ICA). The table provides key information, including the total number of items appearing on each ICA. This total includes items that are both machine-scored and hand-scored.

Also included on this table are the number of items that require local hand scoring on the non-Performance Task (PT) constructed response, the PT constructed response, and the PT essay.


Number of Questions