District/State Assessments 2021-2022

As required by T.C.A. § 49-6-6007, this is a listing of state mandated assessments for the 2021-22 school year.

Dates will be posted as soon as it is available.

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 TBA

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 TBA 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 ( 6-8 only)

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. TBA 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 2022.
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. TBA 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 2022 and the fall of 2022.
Eleventh (11)

and

Twelfth (12)

Grades

ACT

State Required

English

Math

Reading

Science

To determine college readiness of students. Multiple

Choice

Fall of 21

TBA

Spring of 22

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 TBA 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 TBA Test results will be sent home in the fall of 2022.
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) TBA Results will be shared with parents in the fall of 2022.
Grades PreK-8 Progress monitoring through AimsWeb, 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.