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Lee Wilkerson,
Director of Schools

The Manchester City School District is proud of its legacy of strong academic performance.  We look forward to continuing that tradition in a safe environment that fosters leadership, independence, and scholarship.

 
Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program

Assessment Dates and Information

Specific assessment information for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted upon availability.

 

2018-19 Testing Dates

As required by T.C.A. 49-6-6007, this is a listing of state mandated assessments for the 2018-19 school year.

TCAP Achievement and End of Course Tests

Grades 3-8 TCAP Achievement Assessments

Annual assessments play a key role in the teaching and learning process, and they are critical to ensure that all students are meeting higher standards and are making progress on their path to postsecondary and the workforce. The TCAP assessments are designed to provide Tennessee students, teachers, and families with better information about what students know and understand.

Each test (by subject) is divided into multiple subparts and will be administered on paper in a single administration window at the end of the school year.

  • English language arts (4 subparts) will consist of multiple choice and selected response items, as well as reading from texts and providing a written response.
  • Mathematics (3 subparts) will consist of multiple choice, multiple select, equation editor, matching tables, and graphing representations.
  • Science (2 subparts) will measure current content standards and consist of multiple choice items.
  • Social Studies (2 subparts) will consist of multiple choice, as well as reading from texts and providing a written response.

Required

Yes

Applicable Federal/State Law

Administered in accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and T.C.A. 49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability.  Modified assessments in Braille and large print are also provided in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990.

Purpose & Use

The TCAP tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. TCAP measures student understanding of our current state standards.

Administration Window

Manchester City Schools testing dates within the state's administration window. 

  • April TBD - May TBD, 2019

The ELA subpart 1, which includes a written response, will be administered on April TBD.

Length of Assessment

English Language Arts

  • Grades 3-5

·         Subpart 1 (writing): 50 minutes

·         Subparts 2-4: 35-50 minutes each

  • Grades 6-8

·         Subpart 1 (writing): 45 minutes

·         Subparts 2-4: 45-50 minutes each

Mathematics

  • Grades 3-5

·         Subparts 1-3: 30-45 minutes each

  • Grades 6-8

·         Subparts 1-3: 30-55 minutes each

Science

  • Grade 3

·         Subparts 1-2: 51-53 minutes each

  • Grades 4-8

·         Subparts 1-2: 47-48 minutes each

Social Studies

Results to Parents & Students

Quick score reports, which provide teachers and parents with a snapshot of their student's performance, are provided to districts by end of school year. These are used to help calculate final grades for report cards.

Districts receive individual performance reports which summarize student performance in more detail and we will share those reports in the fall 2019.

Algebra 1 TCAP End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments

Each test (by subject) is divided into multiple subparts and will be administered in a single administration window at the end of the course.

  • Algebra I, (3 subparts) will consist of multiple choice, multiple select, equation editor, matching tables, and graphing representations.
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Required

Yes

 

Applicable Federal/State Law

Administered in accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability.  Modified assessments in Braille and large print are also provided in accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990.

Purpose & Use

The TCAP tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. They measure student understanding of our current state standards and not the previous SPIs (Student Performance Indicators). TCAP EOC assessments are given to help measure how much a student grows academically in a particular content area.

Administration Window

  • April TBD - May TBD, 2019

Length of Assessment

  • Algebra I
    • Subparts 1-3: 35-55 minutes each 

Results to Parents & Students

Quick Score reports, which provide teachers and parents with a snapshot of their student's performance are anticipated by end of school year.  These may be used to help calculate final grades for report cards.

Districts receive individual performance reports which summarize student performance in more detail. Districts should receive these reports during the summer for tests given in the spring and will share those with parents upon availability.

Students with Disabilities

During the 2018-19 school year, TCAP-Alternate will include the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) in English language arts and math, as well as the TCAP-Alternate assessment in science and social studies. TCAP-Alternate is an assessment based on alternate achievement standards. This assessment is appropriate for students with a significant cognitive disability as determined by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team. The MSAA is designed to be administered online by the test administrator. The TCAP-Alternate science and social studies is designed to be administrated via paper by the test administrator.

REQUIRED

Yes

APPLICABLE FEDERAL/STATE LAW

The development of alternate achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities is authorized under a department regulation (34 C.F.R. Part 200) published on December 9, 2003, and TCA  49-1-612. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title I require inclusion of all students with disabilities in the state assessment system.

 

 

PURPOSE & USE

This test is given to help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year.

ADMINISTRATION WINDOW

The operational Alternative assessments will be administered March TBD- May TBD.

LENGTH OF ASSESSMENT

Students are given the assessment during class time throughout the window based on student needs and class schedules.

RESULTS TO PARENTS & STUDENTS

Districts receive individual performance reports which detail student performance in early summer and the district will share these reports with parents.

ACCESS for English Learners

During the 2018-19 school year, English Learners will take the ACCESS for ELLs to determine language proficiency. ACCESS assesses students in the four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

REQUIRED

Yes

APPLICABLE FEDERAL/STATE LAW

Administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

PURPOSE & USE

Administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency.

ADMINISTRATION WINDOW

FEBRUARY TBD - APRIL TBD, 2019

  LENGTH OF ASSESSMENT

The test is self-paced with target administration times for each section of the test as follows:

  • Listening: Up to 40 minutes
  • Reading: Up to 35 minutes
  • Speaking: Up to 30 minutes
  • Writing Tier A: Up to 45 minutes
  • Writing Tiers B/C: Up to 60 minutes

RESULTS TO PARENTS & STUDENTS

Additional information is posted to https://www.wida.us/membership/states/Tennessee.aspx

Grade 2 TCAP Assessment

The new Grade 2 assessment will be given operationally in the spring of 2019.

Required?

No

Applicable Federal/State Law

Not applicable-voluntary participation

Purpose & Use

This test is given to help measure how much a second grade student grows academically over the course of a school year.

Administration Window (Tests must be given within these calendar dates)

April TBD -May TBD, 2019

Length of Assessment

English: Subpart 1: 40 minutes Subpart 2: 40 minutes Subpart 3: 40 minutes Subpart 4: 42 minutes Total: 162 minutes

Mathematics: Subpart 1: 40 minutes Subpart 2: 42 minutes Total: 82 minutes

Results to Parents and Students

Because it is the first year we will be able to fully administer the new test for grade 2, the scoring results will be delayed while Tennessee teachers and the department complete the scoring process during the summer. Therefore, the results for grade 2 will not be released until fall 2019. During future test administrations, the department will publish results for grade 2 and grades 3-8 on a similar timeline. 

National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP)

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

Required

Yes

Applicable Federal/State Law

Administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, which requires the state to participate in the biennial state academic assessments of fourth and eighth grade reading and mathematics.

Purpose & Use

Only a small sample of Tennessee fourth and eighth graders will take this test. This test, often called the nation's report card, measures Tennessee's academic achievement against other states also taking this test. Administration Window (Tests must be given within these calendar dates)

January TBD - March TBD, 2019

Length of Assessment

60-90 minutes

Results to Parents & Students

No student level results provided

- See more at: http://tn.gov/education/topic/testing-dates#sthash.O4PRpABe.dpuf

District Formative Assessment

Grades 3-8 AIMSWeb Assessments

Aimsweb benchmark assessments will be provided three times during the school year (fall, winter, and spring).  These assessments are being used as a screening instrument to help in determining individual skills based needs of students. Through benchmark assessments, students are assessed in both reading and math.

Required

Yes

Applicable Federal/State Law

Universal screeners are required by TDOE to determine students eligible for additional services.

Purpose & Use

Aimsweb benchmark assessments are designed to provide information about gaps in reading and math skills for individual students.

Administration Window

Aimsweb:

·                     Fall     8/13/18 – 8/24/18

·                     Winter 1/7/19 – 1/18/19

·                     Spring 3/11/19 – 3/22/19

 

 

Fall: All Students (K  - 8th grade)

·         K - Letter Naming, Oral Counting, Number Identification, Quantity Discrimination, Missing Numbers

·         1st - Letter Naming, Letter Sound, Phonemic Segmentation, Nonsense Word, R-CBM (Fluency), Oral Counting, Number Identification, Quantity Discrimination, Missing Numbers

·         2nd - R-CBM (Fluency), M-Comp, and M-Cap (Reasoning)

·         3rd - 8th :  Maze, M-Comp, and M-Cap (Reasoning)

Winter:  All students in Tiers and student concerns

·         K - Letter Naming, Letter Sound, Phonemic Segmentation, Nonsense Words, Oral Counting, Number Identification, Quantity Discrimination, Missing Numbers

·         1st-Phonemic Segmentation, Nonsense Word, R-CBM (Fluency), Oral Counting, Number Identification, Quantity Discrimination, Missing Numbers

·         2nd-R-CBM (Fluency), Maze, M-Comp and M-Cap (Reasoning)

·         3rd-8th:  Maze, M-Comp, and M-Cap (Reasoning)

Spring:  All Students (K- 8th grade)

·         K - Letter Naming, Letter Sound, Phonemic Segmentation, Nonsense Words, Oral Counting, Number Identification, Quantity Discrimination, Missing Numbers

·         1st - Nonsense Word, R-CBM (Fluency), Oral Counting, Number Identification, Quantity Discrimination, Missing Numbers, M-Comp

·         2nd -  R-CBM Fluency, Maze, Math Comp and M-Cap (Reasoning)

·         3rd -8th:  Maze, M-Comp, and M-Cap (Reasoning)

 

 

Results to Parents & Students

Data from Aimsweb benchmark scores are used to help determine skill deficit needs of students that score at or below the 25th percentile. Parents are notified if it is determined that students would benefit from a Tier II or Tier III intervention in reading and/or math.

 

 

 


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