District/State Assessments 2020-2021

As required by T.C.A. § 49-6-6007, this is a listing of state mandated assessments for the 2020-21 school year.

Grade Level(s) Test Subject(s) Tested Purpose and Use of the Test

 

Test Format Testing Date(s) Score Return
First – Eleventh (1-11) Grades STAR

Reading

and

STAR

Math

Reading/Language and Math Universal screeners are required by TDOE to determine students eligible for additional services.

 

Given to all students to identify those performing at or above grade level and students needing intervention services.

 

Also used in Math for Progress Monitoring.

Teacher administered in grades online test for grades 1-11 Given 4 times annually. The weeks of

 

 

August 10, 2020, November 9, 2020, February 8, 2021 and April 5, 2021.

Every two weeks for students monitored in RTI.

No grades given. Results will be shared with teachers and parents in order to plan instruction and RTI activities. Parent Reports will also be sent home.
PreK – K

STAR    Early Literacy

Reading/Language and Math Universal screeners are required by TDOE to determine students eligible for additional services.

 

Given to all students to identify those performing at or above grade level and students needing intervention services.

Teacher administered in grades online test for grades PreK – K. Given 4 times annually. The weeks of

 

 

August 10, 2020, November 9, 2020, February 8, 2021 and April 5, 2021.

No grades given. Results will be shared with teachers and parents in order to plan instruction and RTI activities. Parent Reports will also be sent home.
Third through Eighth (3-8) TCAP

TN Ready

Assessment

State Required

Reading

Math

Science

Social Studies

To help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year and to measure student achievement levels. Multiple choice and constructed response and essay. April 12-May 6, 2021 Quick scores will be used as a percentage of the students’ final grades. Individual scores will be sent home with students in the fall of 2021.

Ninth through Eleventh (9-11) Grades

TCAP

End of Course

Assessments

State Required

English I, II

Algebra I, II

Geometry

Biology

US History

The TCAP tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. TCAP measures student understanding of our state standards. TCAP EOC assessments are given to help measure how much a student grows academically in a particular content area.

 

 

Multiple choice and constructed response and essay. November 30-December 17, 2020

 

 

April 12-May 6, 2021

Quick scores will be used as a percentage of the students’ final grades. Individual scores will be sent home with students in the spring of 2021 and the fall of 2021.

Eleventh (11)     

and

Twelfth (12)

Grades

ACT

 

 

State Required

English

Math

Reading

Science

To determine college readiness of students. Multiple

 

 

Choice

October 6, 2020 for Seniors (12)

Make up date:  Ocober 20, 2020

March 6, 2021 for Eleventh (11)

Make up date:  March 16, 2021

Individual scores are sent to the student’s homes. Scores will be used to determine areas of weaknesses of students for eleventh (11) grades.
2nd grade New Optional grade 2 assessment

 

 

District Optional

Reading, Math To help determine how students are performing at the end of 2nd grade with state standards Multiple choice April 12-May 6, 2021 Individual scores will be sent home with students in the fall of 2021
Grades 3-11 MSAA and TCAP-Alt (science and social studies)

 

Alternative Assessment

State Required

Reading,        Math,          Science and  Social Studies For students with the most severe cognitive disabilities. To measure academic achievement with modified academic standards. Multiple choice

Tentative: March 15-April 30, 2021

Test results will be sent home in the fall of 2021.
Grades K-8 WIDA Access (state required for ELL students) Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing Evaluates English proficiency of English Language Learners Given by a test administrator (K-1) or online (2-8)

 Tentative: February 17 – April 3, 2021

Results will be shared with parents in the fall of 2021.
Grades PreK-8 Progress monitoring through EasyCBM, and/ or PASS.

 

 

State Required

Assessment

Reading

Math

Determines how students are progressing toward grade level goals with intervention activities. Also to screen for reading difficulties associated with the tendencies of Dyslexia. Given on paper for grades PreK -8 Given approximately every 2 weeks for students being monitored in RTI Tier 2 and Tier 3. Results will be shared with parents through RTI updates and parent reports.

The following link gives subparts and times of each TCAP assessment:

https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/testing-times-by-grade-subject.html

* Students being progress monitored in RTI2 will be assessed every two weeks using easyCBM, and/or the P.A.S.S.