EPIC Testing Resources

Please know that your participation in this effort is extremely important and we look forward to seeing each of you sometime during the coming weeks. Please use the links below to begin accessing information related to the tests your student(s) will be taking.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has released it’s Oklahoma School Testing Program 2020-2021 Test Dates. (this is an outside link, and dates are subject to change)

Please click on a tab to view information about your test and access resources.

High School

Science

U.S. History

What to Expect:

Students will generally have time for a small break between tests, though food and drink will not be provided during this time. Parents and guardians are free to stay at the testing site throughout the day, or they may leave and return to pick up their student after testing has been completed.

ID Requirements:

Photo Identification is required for all students taking the ACT test. Accepted forms of photo ID are shown here http://www.actstudent.org/faq/answers/id.html A state ID (obtained at most tag agencies) or notarized statement (obtained at many banks) are often the easiest to obtain.

Your Teacher May Upload Your Photo to EpiCenter

Your information will be saved and made available to testing coordinators. This is the easiest way for us to verify students who may not have another form of identification. Please discuss this with your teacher.

Test Dates & Locations:

Students are required to test at their predetermined test sites. In most cases, students have been assigned tests at a location nearest to their home.

Online Test Simulation:

The link below will take you to a simulation of the online tests. This is ONLY a simulation and not scored in any way at all. Again, this is not a practice test…

  • Access all online test simulators

    • Login credentials are not required for the practice test.
    • NOTE: If login credentials are requested, clear your browser’s cache and relaunch the Practice Test web page.

*All available online tools are present for the practice questions to allow for students that will need accommodations (e.g. text-to-speech). For the operational assessment only students with a valid IEP, 504 Plan, or EL accommodation will receive the accommodated online tools.

IEP Students:

Testing accommodations for standardized tests will be noted in the IEP as determined by the multidisciplinary team.

OSTP (3rd-8th)

About the Oklahoma School Testing Program

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

Oklahoma mandates all students grades 3-8 take tests appropriate to their grade level. EPIC will administer these tests at multiple locations throughout the state. Below is a list of locations with dates and grades being tested.

What to Expect:

The tests are split between pencil & paper tests, and online tests. Most tests are scheduled for 90-120 minutes, though actual finish times vary from student to student. Students will generally have time for a small break between tests, though food and drink will not be provided during this time. Parents and guardians are free to stay at the testing site throughout the day, or they may leave and return to pick up their child after testing has been completed.

ID Requirements:

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

  • Any form of government-issued ID (such as a military ID or driver’s license).
  • For students in grades 3-9, parents may sign the student in.
  • Or, your teacher may upload your photo to EpiCenter.

Test Dates & Locations:

Students are required to test at their predetermined test sites. In most cases, students have been assigned tests at a location nearest to their home.

Additional Information and Testing Guides:

Please use the links sorted by grade level below.

The following links (sorted by grade level) provide more insight into test specifications, sample tests and much more.

Online Test Simulation:

The link below will take you to a simulation of the online tests. This is ONLY a simulation and not scored in any way at all. Again, this is not a practice test…

  • Access all online test simulators

    • Login credentials are not required for the practice test.
    • NOTE: If login credentials are requested, clear your browser’s cache and relaunch the Practice Test web page.

*All available online tools are present for the practice questions to allow for students that will need accommodations (e.g. text-to-speech). For the operational assessment only students with a valid IEP, 504 Plan, or EL accommodation will receive the accommodated online tools.

IEP Accommodations:

Testing accommodations for standardized tests will be noted in the IEP as determined by the multidisciplinary team.

State Assessment Results:

Click here.

WIDA Testing

About WIDA testing

The WIDA Consortium is an educational consortium of state departments of education. Currently, 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, participate in the WIDA Consortium. WIDA designs and implements proficiency standards and assessments for grade K-12 students who are English-language learners. WIDA is the organizer of the WIDA ACCESS and W-APT English language proficiency assessments. The test is administered in the Spring of each year. This is a federally mandated test for all EL students. There are no exemptions. A student will complete this test annually until achieving an exit score of at least 4.8/ 6.0.

Oklahoma mandates all EL students in grades K-12 take tests appropriate to their grade level. EPIC will administer these tests at multiple locations throughout the state. Below is a list of locations with dates and grades being tested.

Why is my student EL?

When a student is enrolled, a Home Language Survey is completed.

If the answer to any of the following 3 questions is anything other than English a child is EL

  1. What is the dominant language most often spoken by the student?
  2. What is the language routinely spoken in the home, regardless of the language spoken by the student?
  3. What language was first learned by the student?

*Mistakes in the HLS are possible, in order for them to be changed, it must be brought to the attention in the same year the student is first labeled EL. If the student was EL prior to 2019, we are unable to remove the EL status.

What to Expect

The Kindergarten test is a paper test and takes approximately 45 minutes.

For the 1-3 test Listening, Reading and Speaking are online. Writing is on paper. Each test is approximately one hour. The test is adaptive to the students’ responses and test time varies.

For the 4-12 test Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing are all online. Each test is approximately one hour. The test is adaptive to students’ responses and test time varies.

We encourage students to take a small break after each section of the test. Food and drink will not be provided, but small snacks and bottled drinks may be brought from home and consumed during the break. Parents and guardians are free to stay at the testing site throughout the day, however, due to social distancing, we are asking parents to wait in their vehicle if adequate space within the building is not available. Parents may also leave and return to pick up their child after testing has been completed.

ID requirements

  • Any form of government-issued ID (such as a military ID or driver’s license).
  • For students in grades 3-9, parents may sign the student in.
  • Or, your teacher may upload your photo to EpiCenter.

Test Dates and Location

Students are required to test at their predetermined test sites. In most cases, students have been assigned tests at a location nearest to their home.

Additional Information and Testing Guides:

The following links (sorted by grade level) provide sample test items.

  • Kindergarten – this is a 1:1 paper-based test.
  • Grades 1-12 – This test is administered in small groups of 10 or less. It is administered online, except for writing for 1-3, which is paper-based.

Online Test Simulation:

We encourage families to practice each section of the test. Remind students that for the speaking part, they must speak out loud, do not be shy about people listening. (The speaking test is where many students get the lowest score preventing them from passing).

  • Test Demo
    • The is a series of videos that explain how students will take the online test and interact with the test platform.
  • Access all online test simulators
    • This is the practice test. It is not scored. Login credentials are posted as you choose each practice test.

IEP Accommodations:

Testing accommodations for EIDA will be noted in the ELAP as determined by the multidisciplinary team.

Still want to know more?

Check out these videos from the WIDA website:

My Child Is an ELL (English) | Mi hijo/a es un aprendiz del inglés (Español)

WIDA also offers a handout for parents and families that explains ACCESS and what it means for their student’s academic progress. The handouts are offered in several languages: