Cumberland County Assessment Calendar 2017-2018

Disclaimer: Test dates are subject to change based on adjustments mandated by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Additional information related to state testing can be found at
www. tn.gov/education/assessment.



Days

Notes

Assessment

Assessment Explanation

How will you get your student's assessment results



August-May

Continuous

WIDA Screener for ELL status

This assessment is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. It assists educators with programmatic placement decisions such as identification and placement of ELLs.

These assessments do not reflect on your child's grades. However, the results of these tests will be sent home upon completion of the testing window.



August-May

High School Discretion

ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an assessment designed to measure "developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military." This assessment is given to every 10th graders.

ASVAB will distribute the results of this assessment to students and parents.



August-May

High School Discretion

Civics Exam

Per Tennessee Code Annotated, students in high school will take the U.S. Civics Exam prior to graduation. This assessment is designed to both promote and document basic U.S. Citizenship knowledge and skills.

The results of this assessment will be returned to individual students.



August 21 - September 12

PreK - 8 and 9-12 as applicable

STAR Screening 1

STAR Early Literacy assessment is a computer based test that measures your child's proficiency in up to nine areas that are important in reading development. STAR Reading is a computer- adaptive reading test that summarizes your child's reading ability.

STAR Math is a computer adaptive assessment that gauges student proficiency in mathematics.

These assessments do not reflect on your child's grades. However, the results of these tests will be sent home upon completion of the testing window.

2017 2017 2017 2017 Year August August- May August- May August - May Month

Cumberland County Assessment Calendar 2017-2018



Days

Notes

Assessment

Assessment Explanation

How will you get your student's assessment results



September 5 - 22

K-8 as applicable

EasyCBM Screening

EasyCBM is a screening tool utilized for students who score below the 25th percentile on the STAR assessments to help determine which interventions will be used to assist the student and monitor progress.

Your student's school Response To Intervention Coordinator will send the results of this assessment home upon completion of the testing window. Results from this assessment will not reflect in their grade marks.



October 5-6

Grades 9-12

Mid-Terms

These assessments provide a mid-term snapshot on how students are progressing in full term courses.

Results from these tests will be averaged into your student's overall grade and reflect on their grade card.



November 27- December 15

Grades 9-12 EOC Courses Fall Block

Fall Block EOC

The End of Course category of the state's overall TCAP system, provides information regarding the knowledge and skills related to English language arts, math, science and social studies high school courses. Also known as TNReady assessments, these tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills.

Results from this test will be included in the TCAP portion of the student's overall grade on their report card. Parents will receive a collective TCAP report that includes the results from each part of the assessment.



December 1-15

K-8 as applicable (optional)

EasyCBM Screening

EasyCBM is a screening tool utilized for students who score below the 25th percentile on the STAR assessments to help determine which interventions will be used to assist the student and monitor progress. The winter and spring EasyCBM assessments are given at the individual principal's discretion.

Your student's school Response To Intervention Coordinator for their school will be sending the results home upon completion of the testing window. Results from this assessment will not reflect in their grade marks.

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Days

Notes

Assessment

Assessment Explanation

How will you get your student's assessment results



December 1-15

PreK - 8 and 9-12 as applicable

STAR Screening 2

STAR Early Literacy assessment is a computer based test that measures your child's proficiency in up to nine areas that are important in reading development. STAR Reading is a computer- adaptive reading test that summarizes your child's reading ability. STAR Math is a computer adaptive assessment that gauges student proficiency in mathematics

These assessments do not reflect on your child's grades. However, the results of these tests will be sent home upon completion of the testing window.



December 15 & 18

High Schools

1st Semester Finals

This assessment covers end of the semester courses that are not covered by State mandated End of Course examinations.

Results from these tests will be averaged into your student's overall grade and reflect on their grade card.



January 29- March 9

Schools and grades participating TBA

NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.

Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history.

Individual student results are not reported to families or districts. Scores are only reported to the Tennessee Department of Education.



March 5 - April 20

ELL students

WIDA ACCESS for ELLS

The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.

These assessments do not reflect on your child's grades. However, the results of these tests will be sent home when results are received from WIDA.



March 19 - May 11

Grades 3-8 and Grade 11

MSAA

The Multi-State Alternative Assessment (MSAA) applies the lessons learned from the past decade of research on alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) to develop a multi-state comprehensive assessment system for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The project draws on a strong research base to develop an AA-AAS that is built from the ground up on powerful validity arguments linked to clear learning outcomes and defensible assessment results.

Results from this assessment will be reported to parents in the fall grade cards.

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Days

Notes

Assessment

Assessment Explanation

How will you get your student's assessment results



March 19 - May 11

Grades 3-8 (students with most significant cognitive disabilities for science and social studies) and Grade 10 (biology)

TCAP - ALT

This alternate TCAP test is designed for our students with the most significant cognitive disabilities for both science and social studies in grades 3-8 and biology in grade 10.

Parents will receive a collective TCAP report that includes the results from each part of this assessment.



March 15 - 16

High Schools

Mid-Terms

These assessments provide a mid-term snapshot on how student are progressing in full term courses.

Results from these tests will be averaged into your student's overall grade and reflect on their grade card.



March 19 - May 11

Grade 2 ALT

Questar 2nd Grade Assessment- ALT

This alternate assessment is designed for our 2nd grade students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

This assessment does not reflect on your child's report card. However, the results of this test will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.



March 20 (March 20-April 3 with Accommodations)

Grade 11

ACT

This assessment gives educators, students, and families early insight into a student's level of preparedness for college and career by high school graduation.

Results from this assessment will be distributed to individual students and parents by ACT.



April 3 and April 24

Grade 11

Make Up ACT Dates

This assessment gives educators, students, and families early insight into a student's level of preparedness for college and career by high school graduation.

Results from this assessment will be distributed to individual students and parents by ACT.

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Cumberland County Assessment Calendar 2017-2018



Days

Notes

Assessment

Assessment Explanation

How will you get your student's assessment results



April 3-27

PreK - 8 and 9-12 as applicable

STAR Screening 3

STAR Early Literacy assessment is a computer based test that measures your child's proficiency in up to nine areas that are important in reading development. STAR Reading is a computer- adaptive reading test that summarizes your child's reading ability.

STAR Math is a computer adaptive assessment that gauges student proficiency in mathematics

These assessments do not reflect on your child's grades. However, the results of these tests will be sent home upon completion of the testing window.



April 16-27

K-8 as applicable (optional)

EasyCBM Screening

EasyCBM is a screening tool utilized for students who score below the 25th percentile on the STAR assessments to help determine which interventions will be used to assist the student and monitor progress. The winter and spring EasyCBM assessments are given at the individual principal's discretion.

Your student's school Response To Intervention Coordinator for their school will be sending the results home upon completion of the testing window. Results from this assessment will not reflect in their grade marks.



April 16 - May 4

Grades 3-8 and Grades 9-12 EOC Courses Spring Block and Year Long Courses Offered in the Skinny Block

TCAP (Grades 3-8) and EOC (Spring Block and Year Long Courses)

This section of the state's overall TCAP system, provides information regarding the knowledge and skills related to English language arts, math, science and social studies. Also known as TNReady assessments, these tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills.

Results from this test will be included in the TCAP portion of the student's overall grade on their report card. Parents will receive a collective TCAP report that includes the results from each part of the assessment.



April 23 - May 4

Grade 2

Questar 2nd Grade Assessment

This criterion-referenced assessment is designed to measure 2nd graders' English language arts and math progress in the knowledge and skills outlined in the Tennessee State Standards.

This assessment does not reflect on your child's report card. However, the results of this test will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.



May 7-18

Grades 9-12

AP Exams

AP Exams are assessments that measure student comprehension of Advanced Placement material.

Results from these tests will be averaged into your student's overall grade and reflect on their grade card.

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Days

Notes

Assessment

Assessment Explanation

How will you get your student's assessment results



May 11-15

CCHS May 14-15 SMHS May 11-14 Phoenix May 14-15

Senior Finals

This assessment covers end of the semester courses that are not covered by State mandated End of Course examinations. This assessment covers end of the semester courses that are not covered by State mandated End of Course examinations.

Results from these tests will be averaged into your student's overall grade and reflect on their grade card.



May 18 and 21

Grades 9-11

Finals (Underclass- men)







revised 6-1-17