District/State Assessments

South Carroll County Special School District School

State and District Assessments 2019-2020

As required by T.C.A. § 49-6-6007, this is a listing of state mandated assessments for the 2019-20 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 6,  2019, November 8, 2019,  February 4, 2020 and April 1, 2020.

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 6,  2019, November 8, 2019,  February 4, 2020 and April 1, 2020.

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 13-May 8, 2020 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 2020.
Ninth through Eleventh (9-11)

 

 

Grades

TCAP

 

 

End of Course

Assessments

State Required

English I, II, III

 

 

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. December 2-December 19, 2019

 

 

April 13-May 8, 2020

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 2020.
Eleventh (11) and

 

 

Twelfth (12)

Grades

ACT

 

 

 

State Required

English

 

 

Math

Reading

Science

To determine college readiness of students. Multiple

 

 

Choice

October  TBA for Seniors (12)

 

 

 

March TBA for Eleventh (11)

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 13-May 8, 2020 Individual scores will be sent home with students in the fall of 2020
Grades 3-8 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 April 13-May 8, 2020 Test results will be sent home in the fall of 2020.
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) Spring, 2020 Results will be shared with parents in the fall of 2020.
Grades PreK-8 Progress monitoring through EasyCBM, and/ or PASS.

 

 

 

State Required

Assessment

Reading 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.