Assessments

At Epic Charter Schools, we believe that administering proper assessments helps families, their students and teachers gauge progress. By participating in these, we can implement intervention strategies should deficiencies be seen. Likewise, we may see that some students need more challenging coursework should they test at excelled levels. All of this is only to help each student progress at a healthy pace and achieve learning gains.

Our testing schedule involves the following tests.

Bracken Assessments (BRSA) - Pre-K 
The BSRA offers testing to children for six basic skills including the identification of colors, upper and lower case letters, single and double digit numbers and the child’s ability to count, their ability to use different words to describe sizes, such as bigger and smaller, comparisons of different objects, and the identification of different shapes.
Required of all Epic Charter Schools students in Pre-K. 

MAP Benchmarking – Grades K-12
Each MAP Benchmark is used to track and measure learning gains throughout the year.
Required of all Epic Charter Schools students in Grades K-12. 

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests – Grades 3-8
Often called the OCCTs, these tests are administered during the spring of each year – usually April. These tests are mandated by the State of Oklahoma and focus on core curriculum standards.
Required of all Epic Charter Schools students in grades 3-8. 

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Writing Tests – Grades 5 & 8
These writing tests will take place in February of 2014 and are mandated by the State of Oklahoma.
Required of all Epic Charter Schools students in grades 5 & 8. 

End of Instruction Exams (EOI Tests) – Grades 9-12
The EOI Tests are mandated by the State of Oklahoma and consist of seven tests – Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Eng. 2, Eng. 3, Biology and U.S. History. Students MUST PASS Algebra 1 and Eng. 2 plus any two other tests. Various testing windows are available. Right now, Epic offers these tests in January (Winter), April-May (Spring) and June-July (Summer).
Required of all Epic Charter Schools students in order to graduate. 

ID Requirements:

After inquiring with the State Department, student ID requirements for our younger students have been relaxed.  Here are the 3 options available: