Can my students take the Math and ELA tests on the same day?
The math and reading tests cannot be taken on the same day. If a student completes the Math test and then signs in again on the same day she will be greeted with a message that indicates her ELA test will be available the next day.
Originally we allowed students to take both ELA and Math tests in the same day. We learned that there was a systematic bias for the second test (whether it was ELA taken second or Math taken second) to have a lower average score. In other words, schools that administered the reading test immediately after the math test had systematically lower reading scores and schools that administered the math test after the ELA test had systematically lower math scores. For that reason we found it best to not allow students to take both tests on the same day as the second test appears to be adversely affected by fatigue and loss of engagement.