June 6, 2018

2018-2019 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 mandated ACCESS 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 mandated alternate 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 mandated TCAP

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 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 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.