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2016-17 TCAP Assessment

TCAP

TCAP is the state’s testing program and it includes TNReady state assessments (math and English/language arts), social studies and science. Annual assessments play a key role in the teaching and learning process, and they are critical to ensure that all students are meeting higher standards and are making progress on their path to postsecondary and the workforce. The TCAP assessments are designed to provide Tennessee students, teachers, and families with better information about what students know and understand.

 

Grades 2 testing:

Students in grade 2 will take assessments in English language arts and math. This test is given to help measure how much a second grade student grows academically over the course of a school year.

 

This test will be administered April 24-May 5, 2017.

 

Student scores will be available fall 2017.

 

Grades 3-8 testing:

Students in grades 3-8 will take assessments in math, English language arts (ELA) and science. There will not be an operational test in grades 3-8 in 2016-17. Social studies will be field tested in grades 3-8.

 

Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities will take the MSAA for ELA and math and the TCAP Alternative assessment for social studies and science. These tests will take place over a two-month window in the spring.

 

Grade 3-8 tests will be administered between April 17 and May 5, 2017. The state assessment for grades 3-8 will be administered via paper and pencil.

 

Student scores will be available fall 2017.

 

 

 

Grades 9-12 TCAP End-of-Course Assessments:

High school students will take state assessments for courses with End of Course exams (EOCs). These courses include the following:

         English I/ English II/ English III

         Algebra I/ Geometry/ Algebra II

         US History

         Chemistry

         Biology

 

Students in grade 10 with the most significant cognitive disabilities will take the TCAP Alternative assessment for science. Similarly, students in grade 11 with the most significant cognitive disabilities will take the MSAA for Math and ELA. These tests will take place over a two-month window in the spring.

 

High school tests will be administered between November 28 and December 16, 2016, for fall block. They will be administered between April 17 and May 5, 2017, for spring block.

 

Student scores will be available by the end of the school year. Individual student reports will be available summer 2017.

 

 

2016-17 ACT

 

ACT

ACT exams are used to measure college readiness and HOPE scholarship eligibility.

 

Administration Date

 

April 19, 2017

May 3, 2017 (make-up day)

 

 

ACT provides student level reports to students approximately three to eight weeks after the administration of the assessment.

 

 

 

2016-17 District Testing

 

Throughout the school year, the district administers common tests to evaluate how a student is meeting benchmark goals.

 

These tests include:

 

STAR Early Literacy (grades PreK-2)

STAR Reading (grades 3-11)

STAR Math (grades 3-5

iReady Math (grades 6-8)

Discovery Education (ELA, Math, Science) (grades 6-8)

 

 

These tests are administered three times a year, usually in August, December or January, and May.

 

 

 

Common Assessments (grades 9-12)

Common assessments at Dyer County High School will be given in math and English. These assessments will be administered on the following dates:

 

Math (Year-long)    September 27, 2016

November 1, 2016

December 13, 2016

February 7, 2017

April 4, 2017

 

Math (Block)            August 30, 2016

                                    September 27, 2016

                                    November 8, 2016

                                    January 23, 2017

                                    February 23, 2017

                                    March 30, 2017

 

English (Block)        August 29, 2016

                                    September 26, 2016

                                    November 2, 2016

                                    January 23, 2017*

                                    February 23, 2017*

                                    March 30, 2017*

 

*Dates are subject to change.