Curriculum and Accountability » 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.



2018-2019 Assessment Dates


easyCBM Universal Screener Fall Testing Window

September 3 – September 19, 2019


ACT Senior Retake (Grade 12)

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


Register by: TBA


easyCBM Universal Screener Winter Testing Window

January 21 – February 5, 2019


National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP)*

January 28 – March 8, 2019


ACCESS for English Language Learners*

March 4 – April 19, 2019


ACT (Grade 11)*

March 19, 2019 (paper & pencil)

March 19-28, 2019 (online)

March 19 - April 2, 2019 (testing with accommodations)

April 2, 2019 (make-up)

April 23, 2019 (make-up)


easyCBM Universal Screener Spring Testing Window

May 6 – May 21, 2019


Advanced Placement Exams

May 6-17, 2019



HS Juniors and Seniors

2018 – 2019 (ongoing)



2018-2019 TCAP Assessments*



Grade 2 TCAP Assessment

April 22 - May 3, 2019

Tests: English/Language Arts, Mathematics


Grade 2 TCAP-Alternative Assessment

March 18 - May 10, 2019

Tests: English/Language Arts, Mathematics


Grades 3-8 TCAP Achievement Assessments*

April 15 - May 3, 2019

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 18 - May 10, 2019

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


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

April 15 - May 3, 2019


  • 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 18 - May 10, 2019

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.


TNReady (TCAP) Parent Resources
From the State:
     The general public can access this demo site to see sample questions, familiarize themselves with the platform format, and experience online testing. It is not meant to be a demonstration content, as there are a limited number or items available for Math, English Language Arts, and Social Studies. An answer key is provided for each subject area.
From the demo site:
     The public demo can help students and parents become familiar with what the tests will look like, as well as the types of questions that might appear to students on the tests (like multiple choice, drag and drop, etc.). The questions in the public demo represent a sample of items from various grade levels and content areas. Students can check and see if their answers are correct by using the provided answer key.
     For the online demo, you will be able to choose from a list of accommodations to get a feel for how they affect the testing environment. These accommodations on the official test are controlled by the student's IEP or 504 plan and cannot be turned on by the student. These need to be added to a student's profile before testing begins (please talk with a teacher or school administrator if you need more information about testing accommodations).