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Testing window: March 25 – June 14, 2019 (includes all year-round elementary tracks)

Link to interface:

Why test?

Assessments are an essential element in the learning process, allowing teachers and administrators to:

  • Evaluate learning and provide specific feedback
  • Measure student growth and achievement
  • Gauge effectiveness of programs and resources
  • Make instructional and policy decisions

What's new?

  • Only testing grades 3–8
  • New interface, appearance, experience
  • Enhanced reports for individual students, teachers, administrators
  • Writing assessed for 5th and 8th grades only
  • Multistage adaptive format allows students full navigation forward and backward within stages of test

What's the same?

  • Performance level descriptors and scale score used for comparability
  • Aligns with Utah CORE Standards
  • Uses Utah item bank questions developed by Utah teachers
  • Adaptive to level of difficulty and depth of knowledge
  • Interim and Benchmark assessments provided as productivity tools for teachers

Frequently Asked Questions: RISE

Frequently Asked Questions: RISE


ELA 3-8 Blueprint

Math 3-8 Blueprint

Science 4-5 Blueprint

Nextera Admin System User Guide

Nextera Admin Quick Tips for Schools and LEAs

RISE Online Resources and Accommodations Guide

RISE Frequently Asked Questions

RISE Benchmark Test Administration Manual (TAM)

RISE Benchmark Testlets Summary

Assigning RISE Benchmark Tests

RISE Parent Brochure

RISE Quick Software Tips for Students

Video Tutorials


Contact Ben Jameson at 801-567-8243 | You can also contact Brooke Anderson at 801-567-8393 |