2016-2017 Assessment Calendar  

State Mandated

Assessment Name

Administration Window

Purpose

Results to parents

TCAP Achievement grades 3-8

April 17 - May 5th

To help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year.

Pending guidance from TDOE

EOC Achievement  grades 9-12

Fall: November 28-December 15

 

To help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year.

 

Pending guidance from TDOE

Spring: April 17-May 5

TCAP-ALT:   MSAA & Sci/SS

(students with severe cognitive disabilities

March 6th - May 12th

To measure achievement against modified more accessible academic standards.

Pending guidance from TDOE

ACT (Grade 11)

 

March 21, 2017

(Make-ups April 19th)

To measure college readiness and HOPE scholarship eligibility

3-8 weeks after taking the assessment

ACCESS - (ESL students)

Tentatively - online

TBD

Administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency.

TBD

District Benchmark

STAR Reading, STAR Math

 (Grades 4-8)

 

3 times per year -

Benchmark 1: August 9th -24th

Benchmark 2: November 30th - Dec. 15th

Benchmark 3: March 23rd - April 7th  

To identify students who may benefit from RTI and guide instruction

Available 1-2 weeks after the testing window closes

MAP (Grades 2-3)

3 times per year-

Benchmark 1: August 22nd -26th

Benchmark 2: December 5th - 9th

Benchmark 3: May 8th - 16th

To identify students who may benefit from RTI and guide instruction

Available 1-2 weeks after the testing window closes

MAP (Grades K-1)

3 times per year-

Benchmark 1: August 29th  - Sept. 2nd

Benchmark 2: November 28th - Dec. 2nd

Benchmark 3: May 8th - 16th

To identify students who may benefit from RTI and guide instruction

Available 1-2 weeks after the testing window closes

iReady (Grades 4-8 math)

2 times per year

Benchmark 1: September 1st - 9th

Benchmark 2: January 23rd - January 31st

To identify students who may benefit from RTI and guide instruction

Available 1-2 weeks after the testing window closes

  • Possible addition of 2nd Grade Assessment