GRADES 3-8 STATE ASSESSMENTS

During the 2016-17 school year, TNReady TCAP will include Reading/Language Arts and math, while TCAP will include science and social studies. TCAP is provided in modified formats including, English Linguistically Simplified Assessment (ELSA) for English Learners, as well as Braille and large print for students with visual impairments.



REQUIRED: 
Yes

 
APPLICABLE FEDERAL/STATE LAW:   No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 §1111 (b) and T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability. ELSA is administered in accordance with the No child Left Behind Act of 2001 §1111 (b)(3)(ix-x).  Modified assessments in Braille and large print are administered in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 §1111 (b)(3)(C)(ix)(II).

 
PURPOSE & USE:   This test is given to help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year. A student's performance on this assessment will count for 15% of their final semester average in the subject area.

 
ADMINISTRATION WINDOW:  The test will be administered in two parts. *Science will only be administered during the Part II window.

Writing Field Test:   March - TBD
Part II: April 25 - May 5

 
LENGTH OF ASSESSMENT (for more information click HERE)

•  English: 195 - 230 minutes
•  Mathematics: 115 -125 minutes
•  Science: 95 -104 minutes
•  Social Studies: 50 minutes


RESULTS TO PARENTS & STUDENTS:  Reports will be distributed to students by the school following their arrival from the TNDOE. Quick Score grades will be printed on students' final report cards for the school year (if available in time).


 
FACT SHEET ON ASSESSMENT (for more information click HERE)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (for more information click HERE)