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Assessment Calendar 2019-2020

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2019-2020
Administration Window

Reporting

Required Assessments

TCAP
End of Course
Grades 9 - 12

Federal:
Every Student Succeeds Act
(ESSA) § 1177 

State:
T.C.A. § 49-1-602

 

These tests assess student achievement on Tennessee learning standards for these high school courses: English I, and II, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Biology, and U.S. History.

Fall Block:
December 2-19

Detailed score reports will be shared with schools and sent to families in fall 2020.

Spring Block/Spring Traditional:
April 13 - May 8

TCAP
Grades 3-8

Federal:
 ESSA § 1177

State:
Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) § 49-1-602

These tests assess student achievement on grade- level Tennessee learning standards in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies (no Social Studies assessed in grades 3-5 this year)

April 13 - May 8

Detailed score reports will be shared with schools and sent to families in fall 2020.

TCAP
Alt Grades 3-11

(MSAA & Science/Social Studies)

Federal:
ESSA § 1177

State:
T.C.A. § 49-1-602 

This assessment measures English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies performance and is designed for students with significant intellectual disabilities which prevent them from accessing standard achievement tests.

March 16 – May 1

The state will release individual student reports with details of performance. These will be shared with schools and sent to families in fall 2020

College-Ready Testing

(Alcoa City Schools uses ACT for this test)

 State:
T.C.A. § 49-6- 6001(b)

ACT is a national college readiness exam that measures high school achievement and is used in the college admissions process. Students are tested in the spring of their junior year and have an opportunity to retake in the fall of senior year.

Standard: March 31, 2020

Accommodations: March 31-April 10


Score reports will be sent 3-8 weeks after each test administration.

NAEP

Federal:
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. 

Jan. 28 - Mar. 15

No student level results provided

ACCESS for EL’s
Grades K-12

 Federal:
ESSA § 1177

This assessment measures proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening for students receiving English learner supports

Feb. 17 – April 3

The state will release individual student reports to district staff for distribution to schools and parents.

ACCESS Placement Tests
(W-APT)

Federal:
ESSA § 1177 

W-APT is given to students who speak a language other than English at home in order to determine the English language support they need at school.

Within 30 days of enrollment

Results will be communicated to parents by school staff.

Pre-K & K Growth Portfolio
PreK-K

State:
T.C.A. §§ 49-6-103 - 49-6-110

Required for schools with a Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program, these student growth portfolios allow teachers to demonstrate students' progress toward mastery of ELA and math standards. 

Throughout the year, beginning Oct 1

Results will be communicated to parents by school staff.

Optional Assessments

Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI)

Requirement for recipients of the Preschool Development Grant (PDG). 

KEI provides a standards-aligned profile of each student's skills, knowledge, and competencies related to kindergarten readiness as they enter kindergarten in Tennessee.

September

Score reports will be shared with schools in late fall.

ACT Senior Retake 

 

ACT is a national college readiness exam that measures high school achievement and is used in the college admissions process. This retake is optional and free for those students who took the ACT as juniors

Standard: Oct. 15

Accommodations: Oct. 15-21

Score reports will be sent 3-8 weeks after each test administration.

Advanced Placement Exams
Grades 9-12

 

These exams are administered in the spring at the conclusion of each AP course. The course may count for college credit at participating universities, depending on the student score. Students are required to pre-register.

May

See https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses /exam-dates-and-fees for individual exam dates and times

Score reports will be sent 3-8 weeks after each test administration.

Statewide Dual Credit Exams and Local Dual Credit Exams
Grades 9-12

 

These exams are administered in the spring at the conclusion of each statewide dual or local dual credit course. The course will count for college credit at participating universities if a student scores a passing score on the exam.

May 2020

Score reports will be available after each test administration.