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Testing Schedule

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2016 – 2017 LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

Assessment Name Mandate Administration 2016 – 2017 Administration Window *

Universal Screener – STAR

RLA and Math

Grades K - 8

State #1 August 15 – August 19
#2 December 5 – December 9
#3 April 3 – April 7

Universal Screener -

Easy CBM Letter Naming - Grade PK

State #1 August 15 – August 19
#2 December 5 – December 9
#3 April 3 – April 7

Benchmark – Study Island

Science & Social Studies

Grades 3 - 8

District #1 August 15 – August 19
#2 December 5 – December 9
#3 April 3 – April 7

Benchmark – Writing Prompts

Grades PK - 8

District #1 Due by August 19
#2 Due by September 30
#3 Due by December 9
#4 Due by February 14
#5 Due by April 7

TCAP –

Grades 3 - 8

TNReady RLA & Math

TCAP Science

TCAP Social Studies

State TCAP Social Studies is a Field Test. April 17 – May 5

TCAP – Grade 2

RLA & Math

District April 24 – May 5
TCAP – Grade 2 Field Test with 3rd Graders District September 19 - 23

TCAP Writing Field Test

Grades 3 - 8

State March - TBD

ACCESS for English Learners -

ESL students in Grades K - 8

State   March 6 – April 21
MSAA – Alternative assessment available to students with disabilities for whom participation in the regular state assessment is inappropriate, even with the use of extensive accommodations. State RLA, Math, Science, & Social Studies March 6 – May 12

NAEP – Randomly selected 4th graders

Math & RLA

State   March 9
  1. An Assessment Window is the length of time the school is allowed to test.  A student will take the assessment at a time during the Assessment Window.
  2. Principals will communicate the specific testing days for each grade level closer to the administration window to accommodate other activities occurring in the school calendar.  
  3. Many of the assessments are online and do not require all students to test at the same time/day.  This will allow more flexibility in testing and is the reason for the longer assessment windows.
  4. Universal screener and benchmark results are used to determine individual student Glossary Link intervention needs, monitor student progress, and drive instructional needs.
  5. Results from ACCESS for ELL students determine proficiency levels for ESL students & the proper placement in the ESL program.
  6. All TCAP assessments are paper/pencil.  Assessments will have 1 to 4 Subtests ranging from 30 to 85 minutes in length.  Students will spend about 30 percent less time taking state tests this year.
  7. TCAP assessment results are used to monitor individual student yearly growth and give a big-picture perspective on how our students are progressing academically compared to their peers across Tennessee.
  8. Field Tests (2017 Social Studies, Writing, and 2nd Grade Fall testing of 3rd Graders) will not be scored for a student grade.  Information from field tests is used to develop future assessments using authentic student data.
  9. Results from screeners and benchmarks will be communicated to parents after each testing.  TCAP results are expected Fall 2017.
  10. TDOE will communicate later in the year how parents can access the questions & answers on state-required tests.

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