Test and Assessments

2018-2019 State and District Assessment Information

Tullahoma City Schools administers state-mandated tests each year. These tests include TCAP and ACT. Districts are required to administer a universal screener and at least two additional benchmark tests throughout the year. Tullahoma City Schools elects to administer the Pre-ACT to sophomores.

Purpose

The Tennessee Department of Education shares the multiple objectives of state tests:
  • They provide feedback about students’ academic progress and how it aligns with grade-level expectations, providing parents and teachers a big-picture perspective about how a student is progressing compared to peers across the district and state, including a student’s strengths and growth opportunities.
  • This builds confidence and transparency about students’ readiness for college and the workforce among Tennessee universities and employers and holds us accountable to serving all students fairly.
  • Assessments help educators strengthen instruction and reflect on their practice, and allow us to highlight schools where students are excelling, so we can learn from those who are doing well.
  • State assessments also help inform decisions at the state level and help state and district leaders determine how to allocate resources, better invest in schools, and identify where we may need to offer additional support.

Parent Resource

The Tennessee Department of Education has provided TNReady Parent Resources.  Those resources can be found by visiting:  https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/tnready/tnready-parent-resources.html

Schedule

TCS will follow the schedule as set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education for the TCAP and ACT Test. The schedule can be found by visiting:  
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/testing/tst_tcap_assessment_calendar_2018-19_2019-20.pdf

TCAP Testing

TCAP will be given in the following grades for the following subjects:

  • Grades 3 - 5: Math, ELA, and Science
  • Grades 6 - 8: Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science
  • Grades 9-12:  Biology, English I, English II, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and U.S. History

** Science is a field test for 2018-2019.

ACT Testing

The ACT is administered to students in the 11th grade. It will be given on April 2, 2019. The make-up is April 22. Seniors have the opportunity of retaking the ACT exam on Oct. 16 at no cost to them (per PC 844) through the 2016 ACT Senior Retake Opportunity. If a senior missed taking the ACT for the first time in the spring of his/her junior year, the student can take the test in the fall for the first time as well. The Pre-ACT will be administered to sophomores on April 2, 2019.

Universal Screening and Benchmark Dates

STAR is administered as our universal screener and benchmark tests for elementary and middle school students. A universal screener and benchmark tests are administered to selected high school students. AIMSweb is administered to these selected high school students.

 

Bel-Aire Elementary School

  • August 13-17
  • January 10-18
  • May 6-15

East Lincoln Elementary School

  • August 1-17
  • December 3-19
  • May 6-17

East Middle School

  • August 8-22
  • September 19-Oct. 3
  • December 5-19
  • March 6-20

Jack T. Farrar Elementary School

  • August 27-31
  • December 10-14
  • May 6-10

Robert E. Lee Elementary School

  • August 2-17
  • December 3-14
  • April 29 - May 10

Tullahoma High School

  • August 1 - November 30
  • December 3 - March 15
  • March 18 - May 24

West Middle School

  • August 16-21
  • October 1-3
  • December 12-14
  • March 13-15

PSAT and AP Tests

Tullahoma High School also administers the PSAT and AP Tests.

  • PSAT: October 24
  • AP Tests: May 8-17

Overall Accessibility

Parent reports are provided for state tests based on a timeline determined by the Tennessee Department of Education. Parents may request individual student information regarding state or district tests for their child by contacting the front office at their child’s school.