Assessment

In accordance with Board Policy 2.103 and TCA 49-10-108, TCA 10-7-504, and TCA 49-6-6007, the state of Tennessee testing program compliments and enhances student instruction and learning, and it serves the purpose of preparing students for next generation testing environments.

Each school has a testing Coordinator, and the ECS Testing Director may be reached at 423-547-8000. 

TN Department of Education 2019-20 Testing Schedule

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Elizabethton City Schools 2018-19 Testing Schedule

Test Grade Level Testing Windows Applicable Federal/State Law Purpose Parents Informed
Cyclone Checkpoints 3 - 12 October 24 - November 4, 2018 (All Schools); February 10 - 24, 2019 (All Schools) Not applicable – District Required Formative Assessment used to measure student mastery of content standards No school or individual results are shared from the district. 
AIMSweb (State Required) K - 12 (K - 5) August 13 - 24, 2018, December 3, 2018 - December 14,  May 6 - 17, 2019  Administered in accordance with the RTI² guidelines as a notionally normed, skills-based universal screener.  Administered three times a year to provide data in identifying students in need of reading and math intervention support. No grades are given. Results are shared with parents  for qualifying students.
TNReady Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies/Math (3-8) and Science Field Test (5-8); TCAP Achievement Testing  (State Required) 3 - 8 Grades 3 - 8 (April 15 - May 3, 2019 (April 8 - 12 optional) Administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability.  Modified assessments in Braille and large print are also provided in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990. Used to measure student mastery and growth in reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies and science over the course of a school year. Scores are used to help calculate final grades for report cards. Individual Student Reports will be released to parents during the fall of the next school year. 
TNReady Reading/Language Arts/Biology/US History and Math; TCAP EOC Testing (State Required) 9-12 Enrolled in EOC Courses Grades 9 - 12 Fall Semester (November 26 - December 14) Spring Semester (April 15 - May 3) (April 8 - 12 optional) Administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability.  Modified assessments in Braille and large print are also provided in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990.  Used to measure student mastery and growth in reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies and science over the course of a school year Scores are used to help calculate final grades for report cards. Individual Student Reports will be released to parents during the fall of the next school year. 
WIDA ACCESS - English Language Learners (ELL) Test (State Required) K - 12 February 19 - April 5, 2019 The development of alternate achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities is authorized under a department regulation (34 C.F.R. Part 200) published on December 9, 2003, and T.C.A § 49-1-612. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title I require inclusion of all students with disabilities in the state assessment system.  Administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency  No grades given. Results shared with parents at the start of the following school year. 
MSAA & TCAP ALT. (State Required) 3 - 12 March 18 - May 3, 2019 Administered to students with the most severe cognitive disabilities to measure academic achievement against modified, more accessible academic standards. Administered to students with the most severe cognitive disabilities to measure academic achievement against modified, more accessible academic standards Results shared with parents in late May or the start of the following school year.
  ACT Senior Retake (Optional) 12 October 2, 2018 Not applicable – voluntary participation Used as an ACT retake opportunity for seniors who tested on the 2016 Junior test day - Designed to gauge college readiness for students  Student level reports are provided by ACT approximately three to eight weeks after the administration of the assessment.
ACT or SAT(State Required) 11 ACT - March 12, 2019;
SAT - October 2, 2019 or any National Test Date
Administered in accordance with T.C.A § 49-6-6001(b).  Designed to gauge college readiness for students Student level reports are provided by ACT approximately three to eight weeks after the administration of the assessment.
PSAT 9 October 10, 2018 Not applicable – District Required Used as a practice SAT and also used for National Merit status for grade 11 College Board makes reports available online starting April 22, 2017, with paper copies distributed four weeks later.
NAEP Testing - Math and Reading(State Required) TBD Not Tested During 2018 - 2019 School Year The NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) is a national assessment. The state and NAEP randomly selects grades and subjects for tracking academic progress across the nation. The NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) is a national assessment. The state and NAEP randomly selects grades and subjects for tracking academic progress across the nation. No school or individual results are shared from the state.
Advanced Placement (AP) (Optional) 9-12 Enrolled in AP Courses May 1 - 12, 2019 Not applicable – voluntary participation Used for students enrolled in AP courses as an option to provide college or university credit and/or advanced placement upon obtaining a predetermined score. College Board shares scores online in July of 2017.
STAR (Optional) K - 5 Quarterly Assessment Not applicable – District Required Used to measure reading growth and to plan reading instruction Scores are attached to student report cards each grading period.
Grade 2 TCAP Assessment 2 April 15 – May 3 Not applicable – District Required This test is given to help measure how much a second grade student grows academically over the course of a school year.  The results for grade 2 will not be released until fall 2019. During future test administrations, the department will publish results for grade 2, grades 3–8, and high school on a similar timeline. Districts receive individual performance reports which summarize student performance in more detail. Districts can choose how and when to share these reports with parents.
U. S. Civics Test High School TBD A United States citizenship and immigration services civics test is required at least once in grades nine through twelve (9-12). Schools in which all seniors earning a regular diploma also earn a passing grade on the U.S. Civics test will be recognized by the department as a U.S. Civics All-Star School.  All public high school students, including the class of 2017, are expected to participate in the civics test; however, a passing grade is not a requirement for graduation. The department will recognize as "United States Civics All Star Schools," schools in which all seniors who receive a regular diploma also earn a passing grade on the United States civics test. Participation Stamp will be placed on students transcripts.
AnalyzEd 9-11 TBD Not applicable District Required College and Career readiness

Student level reports are provided by TDOE approximately three to eight weeks after the administration of the assessment.

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