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Assessment

Assessment is an integral part of the educational process.  Results of the various assessments are utilized to drive instruction in order to meet the needs of all Collierville Schools’ students. The assessments utilized this school year are included in the assessment schedule listed below.

 

The purposes of the program shall be to:

  1. Assist in promoting accountability. 
  2. Determine the progress of students.
  3. Assess the effectiveness of the instructional program and student learning.
  4. Aid in counseling and guiding students in planning future education and other endeavors. 
  5. Analyze the improvements needed in a given instructional area. 
  6. Assist in the screening of students with learning difficulties.
  7. Assist in placing students in remedial programs.
  8. Provide information for college entrance and placement; and 
  9. Assist in educational research by providing data.

 

 

2017-2018 Assessment Dates

 

easyCBM Universal Screener Fall Testing Window

September 5 – September 19, 2017

 

ACT Senior Retake (Grade 12)

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

TBD

Register by: TBA

 

easyCBM Universal Screener Winter Testing Window

January 22 – February 5, 2018

 

National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP)*

January 29 – March 9, 2018

 

ACCESS for English Language Learners*

March 5 – April 20, 2018

 

ACT (Grade 11)*

March 20, 2018 (paper & pencil)

March 20-29, 2018 (online)

March 20 - April 3, 2018 (testing with accommodations)

April 3, 2018 (make-up)

April 19, 2017 (make-up)

 

easyCBM Universal Screener Spring Testing Window

May 7 – May 21, 2018

 

Advanced Placement Exams

May 7-14, 2018

 

Civics*

HS Juniors and Seniors

2017 – 2018 (ongoing)

 

 

2017-2018 TCAP Assessments*

 

 

Grade 2 TCAP Assessment

April 23 - May 4, 2018

Tests: English/Language Arts, Mathematics

 

Grade 2 TCAP-Alternative Assessment

March 19 - May 11, 2018

Tests: English/Language Arts, Mathematics

 

Grades 3-8 TCAP Achievement Assessments*

April 16 - May 4, 2018

Tests: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (the required Social Studies Field Test will also be administered during this time)

 

Grades 3-8 and Biology TCAP-Alternative*

March 19 - May 11, 2018

Tests: Science, Biology (Grade 10), Social Studies

 

Grades 9-12 End of Course (EOC) Assessments*

April 16 - May 4, 2018

Tests:

  • English I, English II, and English III (4 subparts) will consist of multiple choice and selected response items as well as reading from texts and providing a written response.
  • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Integrated Math III (3 subparts) will consist of multiple choice, multiple select, equation editor, matching tables, and graphing representations.
  • Biology and Chemistry (1 subpart) will measure current content standards and consist of multiple choice items.
  • U.S. History/Geography (3 subparts) will consist of multiple choice items as well as reading from texts and providing a written response.

 

 

Multi-State Alternative Assessment (MSAA)*

March 19 - May 11, 2018

Tests: English/Language Arts, Mathematics

 

 

*Required by the State of Tennessee

 

 

Note: Each spring, the State of Tennessee administers a stand-alone field test to select schools in English/Language Arts and US History/Geography. Field tests do not count toward student grades or teacher evaluation.

 

 
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