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2020 – 2021 LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

Assessment Name Mandate Administration 2020 – 2021 Administration Window

Universal Screener – STAR

RLA and Math

Grades K - 8

State #1 August 17 – August 21
#2 December 1 – December 8
#3 March 29 – April 5

Benchmark Assessments – CASE

Grades 2 – 8  ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies

District #1 March 15 – March 19

Benchmark – Writing Prompts

Grades PK - 8

District #1 Due by September 14 (Cancelled)
#2 Due by November 16
#3 Due by March 15

TCAP – Grades 3 - 8

RLA, Math, Science, & 
Social Studies

State   April 12 – May 6

TCAP – Grade 2

RLA & Math

District April 12 – May 6

ACCESS for English Learners -

ESL students in Grades K - 8

State   February 16  – April 2 (Tentative)
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 15 – April 30 (Tentative)
NAEP – Randomly selected 4th & 8th graders State ELA or Math TBD

 

  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 in grades 2 – 4 are paper/pencil.  Grades 5 – 8 are scheduled to be online.  Testing times vary per grade.  The following link gives more information on state testing:     https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/testing-overview.html

  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. Results from screeners and benchmarks will be communicated to parents after each testing.  TCAP results are expected Fall 2021..

  9. TDOE will communicate later in the year how parents can access the questions & answers on state-required tests.

 

2019 – 2020 LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

Assessment Name

Mandate

Administration

2019 – 2020 Administration Window 

Universal Screener – STAR

RLA and Math

Grades 2 - 8

State

#1 (2nd – 8th)

August 19 – August 23

#2

December 2 – December 6

#3

March 30 – April 3

Universal Screener – EasyCBM

RLA and Math

Grades K - 1

State

#1 (K-1st)

September 3-September 6

#2

December 2 – December 6

#3

March 30 – April 3

Benchmark Assessments – CASE 

Grades 2 – 8  ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies

District

#1

October 21 – October 25

#2

February 24 – February 28

Benchmark – Writing Prompts

Grades PK - 8

District

#1

Due by September 12

#2

Due by November 15

#3

Due by March 13

TCAP – Grades 3 - 8

RLA, Math, Science, & 
Social Studies

State

 

April 13 – May 8 

TCAP – Grade 2

RLA & Math

District

 

April 13 – May 8

ACCESS for English Learners -

ESL students in Grades K - 8

State

 

February 17  – April 3 (Tentative)

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 15 – May 8 (Tentative)

NAEP – Randomly selected 4th & 8th graders

State

ELA or Math

TBD

  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 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 in grades 2 – 4 are paper/pencil.  Grades 5 – 8 are scheduled to be online. Testing times vary per grade.  The following link gives more information on state testing:     https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/testing-overview.html

  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. Results from screeners and benchmarks will be communicated to parents after each testing.  TCAP results are expected Fall 2018.

  9. TDOE will communicate later in the year how parents can access the questions & answers on state-required tests.

 

2018 – 2019 LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

Assessment Name

Mandate

Administration

2018 – 2019 Administration Window

Universal Screener – STAR

RLA and Math

Grades K - 8

State

#1 (1st – 8th)

August 13 – August 17

#1 (K)

August 20 – August 24

#2

December 3 – December 7

#3

April 8 – April 12

Benchmark Assessments – CASE

Grades 2 – 8  ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies

District

#1

October 22 – October 26

#2

February 25 – March 1

Benchmark – Writing Prompts

Grades PK - 8

District

#1

Due by September 10

#2

Due by November 12

#3

Due by March 11

TCAP –

Grades 3 - 8

RLA, Math, Science, &  Social Studies

State

 

April 15 – May 3 (Tentative)

TCAP – Grade 2

RLA & Math

District

 

April 22 – May 3 (Tentative)

ACCESS for English Learners -

ESL students in Grades K - 8

State

 

March 4 – April 19 (Tentative)

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 18 – May 10 (Tentative)

NAEP – Randomly selected 4th & 8th graders

State

ELA or Math

January 28 – March 8 (Tentative)

 

 

  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 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. Testing times vary per grade. The following link gives a detail list of state test and times.

 https://www.tn.gov/education/topic/testing-overview

  1. 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.

  2. Alternative assessment available to students with disabilities for whom participation in the regular state assessment is inappropriate, even with the use of extensive accommodations.

  3. Results from screeners and benchmarks will be communicated to parents after each testing.  TCAP results are expected Fall 2018.

  4. TDOE will communicate later in the year how parents can access the questions & answers on state-required tests.

  5. Each spring, a stand-alone field test will be administered to select schools for ELA and U.S. History &Geography.  Field test do not count toward student grades or teacher evaluation.

 

 

2017-2018 LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

Assessment Name

Mandate

Administration

2017 – 2018 Administration Window *

Universal Screener – STAR

State

#1 RLA and Math

Grades 1 - 8

August 14 – August 18

State

Kindergarten

August 21—August 25

State

# 2 Grades K-1

January  8 – January 12

State

#3 Grades K-1

May 7 — May 11

Universal Screener -

Easy CBM - Grade PK

State

#1

August 14 – August 18

#2

January 8 – January 12

#3

May 7 – April 11

Benchmark Assessments

Grades 2 – 8

RLA, Math, Science ,

Social Studies

District

#1

October 2 – October 6

#2

December 7 – December 13

#3

March 5 — March 9

#4

May 7 — May 11

TCAP – Grades 3-8

RLA, Math, Science

and Social Studies

State

 

April 16 – May 4

TCAP – Grade 2

RLA & Math

District

 

April 23 – May 4

ACCESS for English Learners -

ESL students in Grades K - 8

State

 

March 5 – April 20 (Tentative)

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)

State

RLA, Math,

March 19 – May 11 (Tentative)

TCAP-ALT

 

Science and Social Studies

March 19 – May 11 (Tentative)

Grade 2 Alt

State

RLA and Math

March 19—May  11 (Tentative)

NAEP – Randomly selected 4th graders

Math & RLA

State

 

January 29 — March 9 (Tentative)

 

  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 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. Testing times vary per grade. The following link gives a detail list of state test and times.

 https://www.tn.gov/education/topic/testing-overview

  1. 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.

  2. Alternative assessment available to students with disabilities for whom participation in the regular state assessment is inappropriate, even with the use of extensive accommodations.

  3. Results from screeners and benchmarks will be communicated to parents after each testing.  TCAP results are expected Fall 2017.

  4. TDOE will communicate later in the year how parents can access the questions & answers on state-required tests.

  5. Each spring, a stand-alone field test will be administered to select schools for ELA and U.S. History &Geography.  Field test do not count toward student grades or teacher evaluation.


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