Assessment Calendar

2019-2020 Assessment Calendar
 
Click the following link here to access the State of TN assessment calendar.
 

Jackson County Schools

State Assessment Calendar

May 2019-20

Required Assessments

Administration Window

Purpose

Results

TCAP End of Course

Fall—Dec. 2-19

Used as a summative data point for student growth & achievement

When received from TDOE, scores are used as part of students’ grade.

This information is also used to guide student instruction.

TCAP End of Course

Spring

April 13-May 8

Used as a summative data point for student growth & achievement

When received from TDOE, scores are used as part of students’ grade.

This information is also used to guide student instruction.

TCAP Grades 3-8

Spring

April 13-May 8

Used as a summative data point for student growth & achievement

When received from TDOE, scores are used as part of students’ grade.

This information is also used to guide student instruction.

TCAP-Alt.

Grades 3-11

(MSAA & Science/Social Studies

Spring

March 16-May 8

(Tentative)

Used as a summative data point for student growth & achievement

When received from TDOE, scores are used as part of students’ grade.

This information is also used to guide student instruction.

College Ready Testing

(ACT/SAT)

Fall/Spring

Oct. 16

March 4

March 25

April 7

April 27

Used as an achievement test that assesses student academic readiness for college.

Scores are available on-line through ACT/SAT websites.

Required Assessments

Administration Window

Purpose

Results

NAEP

Winter/Spring

Jan. 28-March 15

Compares, by state, student achievement in specific subject & grade levels

Used to make academic comparisons and set national education goals

ACCESS for ELs

Spring

Feb. 17-April 3

(Tentative)

Used to measure English language proficiency levels. One of the factors in determining student EL services.

Distributed when received from TDOT. Results are not used for grading purposes.

Optional Assessments

Administration Window

Purpose

Results

Grade 2*

Spring

April 13-May 8

Used as a summative data point for student growth & achievement.

Used as a baseline for future State Assessment Scores.

This information is used to guide future student instruction.

Grade 2 Alt.*

Spring

March 16-May 8

Used as a summative data point for student growth & achievement.

Used as a baseline for future State Assessment Scores.

This information is used to guide future student instruction.

ACT Senior Retake**

Fall

ACT has not yet posted these dates.

Used as an achievement test that assesses student academic readiness for college.

Scores are available on-line through ACT/SAT websites.

*Participation in the Grade 2 operational assessment is a district option and includes the alternate assessment.

**Participation is limited to seniors who took the ACT as a junior.

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson County Schools

County Assessment Calendar

May 2019-20

Assessments

Administration Window

Purpose

Results

Universal Screening

Fall

Winter

Spring

Grades K-10

Mandated by the state to provide a snapshot into student academic performance throughout the School Year.

Results are used to guide individual student instruction.

Formative results are reported to parents upon request and/or at student/teacher/parent meetings.

Citizenship

Assessment

Grades 9-12

This assessment is a state graduation requirement. The test is administered to all students until the requirement is met.

The results MAY be used as student grade. This is determined at the building level.

District Developed Math Benchmarks

At the end of each grading period.

Scores are used to guide instruction as well as individual student academic needs.

Scores are not used for a grade, but are used to help teachers help students become successful on high stakes state testing.

 
 
 
 

2018-2019 Assessment Calendar

Click the following link here to access the State of TN assessment calendar.

Assessment Testing Dates and Times Purpose Results
Universal Fall Screening (AimsWeb) Grades K-10 Beginning of school year—

 Sept. 2

About 40 minutes total time

The purpose of the state mandated universal screening is to provide a data snapshot of a

student’s current performance at three points during the school year and, in some cases, progress throughout the school year, in a variety of academic areas

Screening results are not typically distributed outside the school due to their formative nature, but parents can request the information from the school as needed. Results are not used for grades.
Optional Additional Universal Fall Screening (AimsWeb) Grades K-

 

10

Oct 8-12, 2018  About 40 minutes total time See Universal Fall Screening (in August) for a description of this assessment. The optional

screening provides additional information for students and is administered at the school’s discretion.

See Universal Fall Screening (in August) for a description of how results from this assessment are made available.
PSAT / NMSQT Grades 9-11 Oct 22, 2018 165 minutes total time The optional PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and provides a national benchmark for student achievement. Click here for College Board’s PSAT site. Scores become available online through College Board in January.

Paper reports are delivered to the schools for distribution soon after. Results are not used for grades.

Fall Semester Exams (Midterms) Grades 9-12 (course specific) Dec 10-14, 2018 district semester exam window Time varies by exam, typically between 45-120

minutes total time

All district-mandated semester exams are teacher-constructed assessments and administered

according to the school’s specific semester exam schedule.

Scores for these assessments are available on Skyward. Results are used as 25% of high school courses.
Universal Winter Screening (AimsWeb) Grades K-10 Jan 14-18, 2019 About 40 minutes total time See Universal Fall Screening (in August) for a description of this assessment See Universal Fall Screening (in August) for a description of how results from this assessment are made available.

 

Assessment Testing Dates and Times Purpose Results
ACCESS for ELLs Grades K-12 (English learner students only) March 4 – April 22, 2019 state test administration Tests are

 

untimed, but typically about 180

minutes total time

The state mandatedACCESS for ELLs assessment measures

English language proficiency levels and is used as one criterion to determine when ELLs have

attained the language proficiency needed to participate

meaningfully in content area

classrooms. Click here for the

state’s EL Assessment site, which also contains information on the standards used.

Scores and other information from this assessment are

 

delivered to the schools for

distribution in August. Results are not used for grades.

TCAP Alternate Assessments

 

(MSAA & Alt-PA) Grades 3-11 (select special education students only)

March 64– May 10, 2019 Tests are untimed, total time varies based on individual student needs These state mandatedalternate assessments are for students with the most significant

cognitive disabilities for whom participation in the regular state assessment is inappropriate, even with the use of extensive accommodations.

Scores and other information from this assessment are

 delivered to the schools for distribution. Results are not used for grades

Citizenship Assessment (Skyward)

 

Grades 9-12

March 15 – May 24, 2019 About 30 minutes total time Participating in the state mandated Citizenship

Assessment is a graduation requirement for students in. It is administered to all students until the requirement is met.

Results are maintained in

Skyward to document participation for graduation. The use of scores for grades is a building-level decision.

ACT Grade 11 April 11, 2019 state test administration 175 minutes total

 

time

ACT is an achievement test that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.

 

While this is a state mandated administration, participating on the ACT is a JCS graduation requirement. Click here for the ACT site

Like all ACT test administrations, scores are typically available online

through ACT 2-4 weeks after testing.

Other reporting is released soon after. Results are not used for grades

 

Assessment Testing Dates and Times Purpose Results
Universal Spring Screening (AimsWeb) Grades K-10 April 24 – May 17, 2019 About 40 minutes total time See Universal Fall Screening (in August) for a description of this assessment. See Universal Fall Screening (in August) for a description of how results from this assessment are made available.
TNReady Summative Assessments  for High School (EOC)

 

Grades 9-11

April 22, 2019 (US History

 

Writing) April 23, 2019 (ELA

Writing) April 24-25, 2019

(English I/II/III) April 26 & 29, 2019

(Algebra I/II & Geometry) April 30, 2019 (Biology & Chemistry) May 1, 2019 (US History) state administration window is April 15

– May 5, 2019 Time varies by course, between 75- 230 minutes

total time

The state mandatedTCAP

Summative Assessments are operational in all areas. Thee tests are online. Click here for the state’s TCAP site.

Quick scores used for grades will be available before the end of the semester. Full reporting will be made available in the summer

of 2019. Scores are used as 25% of the spring semester final average.

TNReady Summative Assessments for Grades 3-8 April 15-18, 2019 (ELA Writing) April 22, 2019 (ELA) April 23,

 

2017 (Math) April 24, 2019

(Science) May 25, 2019 (Social

Studies) state administration window is April 15 – May 5, 2019

Time varies by subject/grade, between 50-230 minutes total

time

The state-mandated TCAP

 

Summative Assessments are operational in ELA, math, and science (social studies will be field tested this year). Testing will be paper/pencil in grades 3- 8.

Click here for the state’s TCAP site.

Quick scores used for grades will be available before the end of the semester. Full reporting will be made available in the fall of

2019. Scores are used as 15% of the spring semester final average.

Spring Semester Exams (Finals) Grades 9-12 (course specific) May 13-16, 2019 (seniors only)

 

May 15-17 & 20-21, 2019 (all other students)

district semester exam schedule Time varies by exam, typically between 45-120 minutes total time

All district mandatedsemester exams are teacher-constructed assessments and administered

according to the school’s specific semester exam schedule.

Scores for these assessments are available on Skyward. Results are used as 25% of the grade in high school courses.
       
Assessment Testing Dates and Times Purpose Results
 District Developed Math Benchmarks At the end of each 9 weeks. Students are tested on-line through their math class.

 

Each bench mark takes less than 45 minutes.

To enable teachers gather data to guide instruction. Scores on these benchmarks are not used for a grade. These benchmark tests are used to help teachers help students become successful on high stakes testing.