Assessment Information

 

2020 - 2021 REQUIRED TN DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS AND STUDENT ASSESSMENTS

Student Achievement: Elementary and Middle Schools

Assessment

Grades

Applicable Federal/State Law

Purpose & Use

Test Window

Reporting

TCAP (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program) Achievement Test

3-8

This test is given to comply with Every Student Succeeds Act §1177 and TN Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §49-1-602.

TCAP assessment measures a student’s skills in English-Language Arts, math, science, and social studies. Test results are used in teacher, school and district accountability with the State of Tennessee and the Federal Government. Results also can count for 10% of a student’s final grade in those subjects.

Spring

April 12 - May 6, 2021

‘Quick score’ results are typically available for most districts soon after the test is given so teachers can calculate final grades. Later the state releases more detailed individual student reports. These are distributed by school staff and shared with families.

 

Student Achievement: High School Courses

Assessment

Grades

Applicable Federal/State Law

Purpose & Use

Test Window

Reporting

 

TCAP End of Course (EOC) Exams

 

Students enrolled in certain high school level courses

 

These tests are given to comply with Every Student Succeeds Act §1177 and Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §49-1-602.

 

These assessments measure a
student’s skills in high school English,
Integrated Math, Algebra I, Algebra II,
Geometry, Biology I, Chemistry and
U.S. History, Test results are used in
teacher, school and district
accountability with the State of
Tennessee and the Federal
Government. Results also count for
15% of a student’s final grade in those
subjects.
Fall Block:
 
November 20 - Dec. 17, 2020
 
Spring Block:
 
April 12 - May 6, 2021

“Quick score” results are typically available soon after the test is given so teachers can calculate final grades. Later the state releases more detailed individual student reports. These are distributed by district office staff to schools and shared with families in the fall.



Student Achievement: Exceptional Education

Assessment

Grades

Applicable Federal/State Law

Purpose & Use

Test Window

Reporting

 

TCAP-Alt / MSAA Assessments

3-11

 

This assessment is given to comply with Every Student Succeeds Act §1177 and Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §49-1-602.

 

This assessment is designed for students with significant intellectual disabilities. It is based on a different set of content standards than the TCAP test. Students only take the TCAP-Alt Assessment when parents/guardians and educators decide it is appropriate according to his or her needs.

March 15 - April 30, 2021
(Tentative)

 

The state releases individual student reports with details of performance. These are distributed by district office staff to schools and then shared with families

 

N/A - includes an ongoing collection of student work

Citizenship/Civics

Assessment

Grades

Applicable Federal/State Law

Purpose & Use

Test Window

Reporting

U.S. Civics Exam

9-12

 

This test is given to comply with Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §49-6-408.

 

Students graduating after January 1, 2017, are required to take a United States civics exam composed of questions administered as part of the civics test administered by the U.S. citizenship and immigration services to persons seeking to become naturalized citizens. Students may attempt the test multiple times during their high school career. Passing the test is not a requirement for high school graduation.

 

School schedules as necessary; Unlimited time

 

Results are available soon after the test is given. School staff decides when and how to share the results with students and parents.

 

College and Career Readiness

Assessment

Grades

Applicable Federal/State Law

Purpose & Use

Test Window

Reporting

ACT

11-12

This test is given to comply with Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §49-6-6001(b).

 

                        

The ACT is a college readiness test utilized by hundreds of colleges and universities. It also helps determine which students are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship from the state.

 

Fall 2020 Senior Retake*
 
Standard (Paper): Sept. 22
 
Initial Accommodations (Paper): Sept. 22 - 25 & Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
 
Standard (Paper);
Oct. 6
 
Make Up Accommodations: Oct. 6 - 9, Oct. 12
 
Make Up Standard (Paper) Oct. 20
Emergency Accommodations (Paper): Oct. 20 - 23 & Oct. 26
 
SPRING 2021
 
Standard (Paper): March 2
 
Accomodations (Paper): March 2 - 5, March 8 - 12
 
Online Standard and Accommodations: March 2 - 4, March 9 - 11
 
Standard (Paper):
March  16
 
Accommodations (Paper): March 16 - 19; March 22 - 26
 
Online Standard & Accommodations: March 16 - 18, March 23 - 25
 
SPRING 2021
 
Standard (Paper);
March 30
 
Accommodations (Paper): March 30 - 31, April 1 - 2, April 5 - 9
 
Online Standard and Accommodations: March 30 - 31. April 1, April 6 - 8
 

Student-level reports are provided 3-8 weeks after the test is administered.

 

WIDA ACCESS for English Learners

 

K-12

This test is given to comply with Every Student Succeeds Act §1177.

This assessment helps determine language proficiency of English Learner students. It is the test the state gives every year to measure student performance in English language proficiency.

 

SPRING 2021

February 16 - March 26, 2021

The state releases individual student reports with details of performance. These are distributed by district office staff to schools and then shared with families.

 
ASSESSMENT CALENDAR 2020 - 2021
 
Optional Assessments
 
For Grades 2
 
  • Spring Administration
  • April 12 - May 6
 
For Grade 2 - Alt
 
  • Spring Administration
  • March 15 - April 30
 
SAT
 
Fall 2020/ Spring 20-21
 
  • Oct. 16
  • March 4
  • March 25
  • April 14