ISTEP is administered to students in grades three through eight. ISTEP includes an applied skills assessment, called Part 1, administered in February/early March as well as multiple choice assessment, Part 2, given in late April/early May. Part 1 includes constructed responses and essays. Both the Parts 1 and 2 are combined to create a student’s score. In addition, a science assessment is given to grades four and six and a social studies assessment is administered in grades five and seven.