- Second grade will take the test, but their scores will only be used to measure growth for their 3rd grade year.
- There is a writing component in the tests for grades 4 through 8 based on literary analysis.
- Grades 4, 6, and 8 will take the Science portion (previously this was given in 5th and 7th grades)
ACAP Alternate (formerly known as "AAA"): Students in grades 3 - 8 and 10 who have significant cognitive disabilities will participate in the ACAP Alternate. They are tested in the same curriculum areas as their general education counterparts. The assessment is based upon the Alabama Alternate Standards which allow students to demonstrate mastery through task performance.