Online Tests and Assessment FAQs

Testing and Assessment FAQs

What tests are required as part of the program?

  • K12 lesson, unit, and semester assessments
  • CAASPP (Grades 3–11)
  • Physical Fitness Test (Grades 5, 7, and 9)

If classwork is assessed with a grade, how are the grades determined?

iQ Academy uses specific grading criteria for each course. 

Students in Elementary School, TK through 5th grade are assigned grade marks each semester based upon the board approved grading rubric.  Course grading takes into consideration the mastery-based K12 curriculum that IQLA uses for the elementary grades, as well as specific assignments and activities given by the teacher.  Students will be evaluated based on whether assigned lessons mastered/completed exceed expectations, meet expectations, or fall below expectations based on lessons and activities assigned on the student’s quarterly Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).  For a lesson to be considered mastered, students must complete all materials contained within the lesson with an accuracy of 80% or higher.

Students in Middle School, grades 6 through 8, earn letter grades in math, language arts, history, and science. The criteria for these grades are specific to the subject, and primarily include completion and submission of assigned lessons by the due date, as well as completion of assigned assessments. Physical education, music, and art are assigned a grade of Exceeds, Meets, or Below Expectations, according to the completion of assigned lessons. Report cards are given at the end of each semester.

Students in High School, grades 9 through 12, earn grades based on how they perform on teacher-graded assignments within each course. Teacher-graded activities include the following:

  • Practice lessons
  • Web explorations
  • Labs
  • Journal entries
  • Class discussions
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Participation