2018-2019 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 measure 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.

April 15-May 3, 2019

‘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 (I, II, III), Integrated Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology I, 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 can count for 15% of a student’s final grade in those subjects.

April 15- May 3, 2019

“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 18-May 10

2019

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 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 decide 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.

Accommodations

March 19-April 2; Make Up April 2 or April 23, 2019

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.

March 4-

April 19, 2019

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

 

 

 2018-19 Assessment Calendar