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HAMBLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS DISTRICT AND STATE

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

 

As required by Public Chapter 892, this is a listing of the state and district mandated

assessments for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

2018-2019 District Mandated Assessments

 

Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI)

Purpose and Use- This screening tool is designed to provide a developmental profile of each

kindergarten student in order to inform kindergarten instruction.

Dates of Administration - The KEI is administered by kindergarten teachers during the first eight

weeks of school. Dates for this year’s administration are August 6 - Sept. 14, 2018. This

screening is conducted in the course of the regular school day.

Grades Administered – Kindergarten

Results to Parents and Students – Teachers will review the KEI with parents during parent

teacher conferences in the fall.

Testing Time: The KEI is a teacher observation-based test. There is no specified time.

Grade 2 Assessment*

Purpose and Use – This test is given to help measure how much a second grade student grows

academically over the course of a school year.

Dates of Administration – April 22 – May 3, 2019

Grades Administered – 2nd Grade

Results to Parents and Students - Grade 2 assessment results from the 2018-19 school year

will be released to parents and students in summer 2019.

AP EXAMS

Purpose and Use - Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board, which

offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and

universities often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the

examinations.

Date of Administration – May 2019

Grades Administered – 9-12 in AP Courses only

Results to Parents and Students – Students will receive an email in early July telling them how

and where to access their scores.

Testing Times: 2 to 3 hours

PSAT 8/9

Purpose and Use – The PSAT 8/9 is a standardized test administered by the College Board that

establishes a baseline measurement of a student’s college and career readiness as they get

ready to enter high school.

Date of Administration – PSAT – Oct. 2018

Grades Administered – PSAT – Grade 8

Results to Parents and Students – Students will receive individual score reports within six to

eight weeks of testing,

Testing Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes

WIDA MODEL

Purpose and Use – WIDA MODEL is a multipurpose assessment created by WIDA. At the

district level, this assessment is available to administer to EL students in order to gain a timely

measure of language proficiency throughout the year. The assessment may be administered to

a group of students as an interim benchmark, or it may be administered individually to an EL

student to assist in determining the appropriate level of ESL service needed.

Date of Administration – Throughout the school year, as needed.

Grades Administered – K-12 EL Students

Results to Parents and Students – These results will be utilized by school personnel to inform

individualized language development instruction. Results are calculated by the teacher

immediately following the administration of the test and are shared with parents and classroom

teachers.

Testing Time:

 

 

Grade   Band

Approximate   Testing Time (minutes)

K

30

1-5

up to 80

6-12

up to 95

 

District Benchmark Assessments

Purpose and Use – To assess student mastery of the state content standards so as to inform instruction and allow teachers and principals to to adjust and individualize instruction. These assessments do not count for grades.

Dates of Administration – Benchmark 1 October 3-18

Benchmark 2 December 11-19

Benchmark 3 March 4-12

Grades Administered – K-12

Results to Parents and Students – Results are for the use of school staff to improve, adjust, and individualize instruction. Results will be provided to students and will be available to parents upon request.

Testing Time: 30 to 45 minutes

 

 

2018-2019 State Mandated Assessments

https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/testing-overview.html

RTI Universal Screening

Purpose and Use - These screenings are mandated by state policy and help support our

“Response to Instruction and Intervention” (RTI) initiative. Students who demonstrate a need for

intervention are required by state policy to participate in progress monitoring testing every two

weeks.

Dates of Administration – August 15 - September 14, 2018

January 2 - 31, 2019

April 15 – May 15, 2019

Grades Administered - These assessments are administered three times per year to all students

in grades 1-11 during times known as “Universal Screenings.”

Results to Parents and Students -These results will be utilized by school personnel to tailor the

design of each child’s intervention. Students who are making expected progress are identified

as Tier I. Those students who are identified through RTI as Tier II or Tier III are in need of

intervention. Parents of students identified as Tier II or Tier III will be notified through written

communication, conference, phone call, or email.

Testing Time: Varies by student. There is no set time for the universal screener.

TNReady English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies Grades 3-8*

Purpose and Use - 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.

Date of Administration - April 15 - May 3, 2019

Grades Administered - 3rd-8th grades

Results to Parents and Students - Score reports will not be available until fall 2019.

End of Course Exams (EOCs) (Grades 9-12)*

Purpose and Use - 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:

English I/II

Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II

U.S. History

Biology

Date of Administration – Fall Block Nov. 26 - Dec. 14, 2018 Spring Block April 15 - May 3, 2019

Grades Administered – Grades 9-12 for students taking EOC courses and grade 8 for students

taking Alg. I.

Results to Parents and Students – Score reports from the 2018-19 school year for EOC

assessments will be provided to districts in fall 2019 to distribute to parents.

*Testing Times for TCAP:  https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/testing-times-by-grade-subject.html

MSAA for Students with Disabilities

Purpose and Use - The Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) is the English language arts

and math assessment for students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 with the most significant

cognitive disabilities. MSAA is administered online by the teacher. This test is given to help

measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year.

Date of Administration – March 18-May 10, 2019 (Tentative)

Results to Parents – Parents will receive individual performance reports in the fall of 2018.

Testing Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours

TCAP-ALT for Students with Disabilities

Purpose and Use - TCAP-Alt is the assessment for science and social studies for students with

the most significant cognitive disabilities. Students are assessed in grades 3–8 for both science

and social studies and in grade 10 for Biology. TCAP-Alt is administrated via paper by the

teacher.

Date of Administration – March 18 - May 10, 2019 (Tentative)

Results to Parents – Parents will receive individual performance reports in the fall of 2019.

Testing Time: Based on individual student need

ACCESS for English Learners

Purpose and Use - English Learners will take the ACCESS for ELLs to determine language

proficiency. ACCESS assesses students in the four language domains: listening, speaking,

reading, and writing.

Date of Administration – March 4 - April 19, 2019 (Tentative) Grades Administered – K-12 EL

Students

Results to Parents – District will receive results in early summer. Parents will receive individual

student reports in the fall during the first week of school.

For more information, see https://www.wida.us/membership/states/Tennessee.aspx.

Testing Time:

 

 

Grade   Band

Approximate   Testing Time (minutes)

K

45

1-12

up to 170

Alternate   ACCESS

80

 

ACT for Juniors

Purpose and Use - Students in Tennessee are required to take a college entrance exam (either

the ACT or SAT) in the eleventh grade. This is now a graduation requirement for students

seeking a regular or honors diploma. Districts in Tennessee contract with ACT to provide an

opportunity to take the ACT at their own school during the school day at no cost to the student.

Date of Administration - March 19, 2019 Make-up date - April 2, 2019

Grades Administered - 11 graders

Results to Parents - ACT test results are provided to districts in the late spring. Students receive

their results directly from ACT.

Testing Time: 2 hours and 55 minutes

ACT Senior Retake

Purpose and Use – This is an opportunity for seniors who took the ACT as juniors to retake the

ACT. If a senior missed taking the ACT for the first time in their junior year, they can take the

test on the Senior Retake date.

Date of Administration – October 2, 2018

Grades Administered – 12th graders

Results to Parents – Students receive ACT test results directly from ACT.

Testing Time: 2 hours and 55 minutes

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Purpose and Use - NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test

booklets across the nation. NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected

urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully

documented changes. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic

progress over time. In even-numbered years, NAEP measures Tennessee student’s academic

achievement against students in other states also taking this test.

See more at: http://www.tn.gov/education/topic/naep#sthash.xPLWmzTk.dpuf

Date of Administration - Jan. 28- March 8, 2019

Grades Administered - Grades 4, 8, & 12 (NCES selects a sample of schools that reflect the

varying demographics of each state). Within each selected school, students are chosen at

random. Every student has the same chance of being chosen—regardless of race or ethnicity,

socioeconomic status, disability, status as an English language learner, or any other factors.

Results to Parents - No results are provided to districts or parents.

Testing Time: Up to 60 minutes

 

District Points of Contact

Buddy Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction: 423-581-3118

Stephanie Dallmann, Supervisor of Assessment and ESL: 423-581-7700

 

 
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