TCAP/TNREADY ACHIEVEMENT – Required by State

For the 2017-18 school year, TCAP/TNReady will be ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies for students in grades 3 – 8.

Purpose & Use:  The TCAP/TNReady Tests are designed to assess true student understanding not just test taking skills.  It will measure student understanding of our current revised state standards in ELA and Math.  Science and Social Studies will be tested on the current state standards.  

Administration Window:  April 16 – May 4
Districts must administer the writing portions pf assessment during the first week of the testing window.

Grade 2 (optional)  April 23 – May 4  ELA and Math
Grade 2 –Alt  - March 19 – May 4      ELA and Math for students in grade 2 with the most significant cognitive disabilities.            

Results to Parents & Students:
Quick score reports, which provide teachers and parents with a snapshot of their students’ performance may be provided to districts by early summer 2018.  These scores may be used to help calculate final grades for student report cards.

Districts will receive individual performance reports which detail student performance in fall 2018 after standard setting.  Individual profile reports are provided for parents and students as soon as the district receives them or State makes them available online.

END OF COURSE (EOC)  - Required by State

For the 2017-18 school year, TCAP End-of-Course tests will be administered.

Purpose & Use- The TCAP EOC Tests are designed to assess true student understanding not just test taking skills.  It will measure student understanding of our current revised state standards in ELA and Math.  Science and Social Studies will be tested on the current state standards

Grade:  Students in grades 9 – 12

Subjects:  English I/II/III; Algebra I/II; Geometry; Biology; Chemistry; U.S. History and Geography.

Administration Window
Fall Block – November 27-December 15
Spring block/traditional schedule – April 16 – May 4

Results to Parents & Students:
Quick score reports, which provide teachers and parents with a snapshot of their students’ performance may be provided to districts by early winter for fall block and early summer 2018.  These may be used to help calculate final grades for report cards. Districts will receive individual performance reports which detail student performance after standard setting.  Individual profile reports are  provided for parents and students as soon as the district receives them or the State makes them available online.

ACCESS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS (WIDA)

Students will take the ACCESS for ELLs to determine language proficiency.  ACCESS assesses student in the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

Applicable Federal/State Law
The test is administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

Purpose & Use
The test is administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency, and provides information that can be used to enhance instruction and learning for ELLs.

Administration Window
February 20 – April 6

Results to Parents & Students
Additional information is posted on the following website:

https://www.wida.us/membership/states/Tennessee.aspx

CIVICS - HIGH SCHOOL
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT STUDENTS

Required – Yes by the State of Tennessee

Purpose & Use
To fulfill the new law requiring high school students take a civics test.

Administration Window
2017-2018 school year

Results to Parents & Students
Student results are shared with parents and students during the semester of his/her American Government class.

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR EDUCATION PROGRESS (NAEP)

The NAEP produces The Nation’s Report Card and is considered the gold standard for large-scale assessment.  It is the largest nationally representative assessment of what U.S. students know and can do in key subjects, which allows Tennesseans to see how our students perform as compared to peers in other states.

Purpose & Use
Only a small sample of Tennessee of students in grades 4, 8, and 12  in select schools will take this test and tests in reading, math, social studies, and science.  It is often called the Nation’s Report Card, measures Tennessee’s academic achievement against other states taking this tests.

Testing Window – January 29 – March 9

Results to Parents & Students
NAEP is not designed to show individual results.  After students complete the assessment, their names are physically removed from the booklets and never leave their schools.  Instead of reporting individual scores, NAEP reports overall results for the nation, the stats, and for demographic groups of students.

ACT -  Required T.C.A 49-6-6001(b).

Purpose & Use
The ACT is used to measure college readiness and HOPE Scholarship eligibility.

Administration Window
 ACT 

  • March 20 for paper and pencil
  • March 20-29 for online
  • March 20 – April 3 for testing with accommodations
  • April 3 and 24 are make-up dates

Senior Retake

  • October 3
  • October 17
  • Accommodation window October 3 – 17

Results to Parents & Students
Student Level reports are provided to students approximately 3 to 8 weeks after the administration of the assessment by ACT.  Schools will share these reports with students and parents.

RENAISSANCE STAR ASSESSMENT –
UNIVERSAL SCREENER

Grades 1 – 8

Required:  Yes by the school district.

Purpose & Use
An LEA must administer a nationally normed, skills-based universal screener for RTI.  STAR Assessment is a universal screener is a brief screening assessment of academic skills (basic reading skills, reading fluency, reading comprehension, math calculation, math problem solving, and written expression) and a diagnostic tool that is administered to determine whether students demonstrate the skills necessary to achieve grade level standards.  It is administered three times per year.  The RTI2 School Data Team will look at scores of any student who scores at the 25th percentile or below may be placed in Tier II or Tier III of RTI based on other additional data.

Administration Window
August 14, 2017 to August 31, 2017
December 1, 2017 to January 26, 2018
April 30, 2018  to May 18, 2018.

Results to Parents & Students
Screening results are not typically distributed outside the school.  However, If a student qualifies for RTI, parents are notified and a graph is sent home with information about what the data indicates.

STAR EARLY LITERACY
Grades Pre-K and K

Administration Window
August 14, 2017 to August 31, 2018
December 1, 2017-December 15, 2018
April 30, 2018 to May 18, 2018.

Purpose & Use
An LEA must administer a nationally normed, skills-based universal screener for RTI.  STAR Assessment is a universal screener is a brief screening assessment of academic skills (measures early literacy and early numeracy skills) and a diagnostic tool that is administered to determine whether students demonstrate the skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten.  It is administered three times per year.  The RTI2 School Data Team will look at scores of any student in Kindergarten who scores at the 25th percentile or below may be placed in Tier II or Tier III of RTI2 based on other additional data.  Test results let Pre-K teachers know of areas of challenge for individual students.

Results to Parents & Students
STAR EARLY LITERACY results are given to parents after screening and especially during parent conferences.   

EASY CBM
Grades K-12

Required – Yes by district

Purpose & Use
Easy CBM is a benchmark and progress online tool used primarily for RTI2 to show if the student is making progress with the intervention being used.

Administration Window
September 11, 2017 to September 22, 2017
January 8, 2018 to January 26, 2018
May 7, 2018 to May 18, 2018

Results to Parents & Students
Test results are sent home to parents with a letter of explanation indicating whether or not a student is making progress.  Scores may indicate that a student is progressing or if not may need to move from Tier I to II or Tier III or back to Tier I.

*Parents are able to access more information about testing by going to the State Website at http://www.tn.gov/education/topic/testing-overview

 

State Testing - EOC Testing (9-12) November 11 - December 12
State Testing - NAEP (4, 8, 12) January 01 - March 03
State Testing - MSAA Testing (3-8, 11) March 03 - May 05
State Testing - TCAP Alt (3-8, 10) March 03 - May 05
State Testing - ACT (Online) (11) March 03 - March 03
State Testing - ACT Paper & Pencil (11) March 03 - March 03
State Testing - EOC Testing (9-12) April 04 - May 05
State Testing - TCAP / TNReady (3-8) April 04 - May 05
State Testing - ELA / Math (2) April 04 - May 05

SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOLS
2017-18 ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

  August 2 – 17, 2017 STAR Early Literacy Pre-K/K
August 14-31, 2017 STAR Reading and Math K-8
September 11-22, 2017

 

Easy CBM K-12
October 3, 2017 ACT Senior Re-take 12
October 3 – 17, 2017 ACT Accommodation Window 12

November 27 –
December 15, 2017  

EOC 9-12

December 1 – 15, 2017

STAR Reading and Math K-8
December 1 – 15, 2017 STAR Early Literacy Pre-K/K
January 8 – 26, 2018 Easy CBM K-12
January 29-
March 9, 2018
NAEP 4, 8, 12
March 19-May 4, 2018 MSAA 3-8, 11
March 19-May 4, 2018 TCAP Alt 3-8, 10
March 20, 2018 ACT (paper and pencil) 11
March 20-29, 2018 ACT online 11
April 16 – May 4, 2018 TCAP/TNReady 3-8
April 16 – May 4, 2018 EOC 9-12
April 30-May 18, 2018 STAR Reading and Math K-8
April 30-May 18, 2018 STAR Early Literacy Pre-K/K
April 23- May 4, 2018 ELA/Math 2
May 7-18, 2018 Easy CBM K-12
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