Testing / State Assessment
- DISTRICT ASSESSMENT CALENDAR
- STATE ASSESSMENT CALENDAR
- ACT Windows
- ASSESSMENT DEFINITIONS
- LINKS OF INTEREST
- DISTRICT TESTING CONTACTS
- Planning for 2022-2023
- TCAP FAMILY PORTAL
Calendar & Category Legend:
- CGIS Testing
- FHE Testing Calendar
- MJHS Testing Calendar
- MRIS Testing
School Day ACT Dates
Window 1 -October 18, 2022 (paper), October 18-20 and 25-27 (online), October 18-21 and 24-28 (paper with accommodations)
Spring 2024Window 2 - March 21 (paper), March 21-23 and 28-30 (online), March 21-24 and 27-31 (paper with accommodations), March 21-23 and 28-30 (online with accommodations)
In an effort to keep parents and other stakeholders up-to-date on the latest changes, purpose, and use of assessments in our district, we hope to point you to the source of the information, rather than duplicate content received from others. For specific testing dates, refer to our district assessment calendar - which will ensure you have the latest information available. While the information below has many links to the original source of the content, we feel it gives you the best opportunity to dive-in to the major assessments used across the district.
** NOTE: Bold text represents a link.
- ACT - a state required, national college readiness assessment given starting in 11th grade, with a retake option for seniors. Results are provided by ACT approximately three to eight weeks after administration of the assessment. Use this link to the state site LINK HERE, this link to our district testing calendar, or this link to the high school guidance page, for specific testing dates and more information.
- AP (Advanced Placement) exams are offered to students enrolled in AP courses in grades 9-12 and provide an opportunity for college or university credit and/or advanced placement upon obtaining a predetermined score. College Board shares scores with test takers in July, after taking the assessment is given in May. The best place for more information about MHS AP offerings and testing details can be found on the high school guidance site.
- NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress is given to randomly selected students in grades 4, 8, and 12 to represent what students across the United States know and can do in various subject areas. We are informed annually if any of our schools/students will test and the testing date is typically in January or February. There are no individual results for this assessment - only national results are published.
- WIDA is a state required English Language test used to evaluate English proficiency to English Learners in all grades. Results of this assessment are shared with families at the beginning of the new school year. The state testing window is noted above and the testing date (within the state window) for each individual student is determined by the school and test administrator.
- EOC (End of Course) is a state required assessment given to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in EOC courses. High school students on a block schedule are assessed in Fall or Spring, depending on when they take the applicable class. These subject level assessments are used to measure student mastery and growth in state tested subjects over the course of the block. Quick scores are used to help calculate final grades for report cards and are typically available before the end of the school year. Individual Student Reports (ISR) are released to families in the new school year. Specific dates for these assessments can be found on our district testing calendar above.
- TCAP ACHIEVEMENT is a state required assessment given to students in grades 3-8 (grade 2 is also tested in Maryville schools), used to measure student mastery and growth in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The test is given at the end of the school year during the specific window defined by the state. Specific dates for these assessments are listed on our district testing calendar by school and grade. Individual Student Reports (ISR's) are released to families at the beginning of the new school year.
- Alternate Assessments
- MSAA and TCAP-Alt are state required alternative assessments administered to students with physical or cognitive disabilities in a way that allows them to answer test questions and participate in the test as independently as possible. Results are shared with families at the beginning of the new school year.
- TNReady Overview
- How is the TNReady created?
- TNReady Parent Resources
- TNReady Score Reports explained
- EL screening, placement, and exiting
- Literacy Law Brochure
- Testing Times
- Writing Rubrics
STATE GUIDANCE ON ASSESSMENTS
District Level Primary Testing Coordinators
- Derek Hunt, District Testing Coordinator
- Mike Winstead, Director of Schools
- Scott Kirkham, Testing Coordinator for Special Populations