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2018-19 Testing Schedule

Van Buren County Schools

AssessmentGrade/ClassPurpose & UseTentative DatesStudent/Parent ReportsState Mandated/Diagnostic
Upper Cumberland Kindergarten Readiness ScreenerAll Kindergarten StudentsThis pre-test is given to determine K skill levelsKindergarten Registration and new enrollees in AugustParents are notified if further services are needed & shared at Parent/Teacher ConferenceState Mandated
Grade 2 AchievementGrades 2Reading & MathThis test is given to help measure individual student achievement compared to national normsApril - MayLate May 2019State Mandated
TN Ready TestingGrades 3-8RLA, Math & ScienceThis test is given to help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a yearApril - MayFall 2019State Mandated
TN Ready ELA WritingGrades 9-12This test will measure students’ ability to write an essay1st Week of Testing WindowFall 2018 & Spring 2019Late May to Early Fall 2019State Mandated
TN Ready ELA WritingGrades 3-8This test will measure students’ ability to write an essay1st Week of Testing WindowSpring 2019Late May to Early Fall 2019State Mandated
TN Ready/EOCEnd of CourseGrades 9-12English I, II, III, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History & Algebra I & IIThis test will measure learning in the tested subjectFall Block: Nov 26-Dec 14 Spring Block: April – MayFall 2019State Mandated
Citizenship AssessmentAll seniors during their Senior Project Class Citizenship Assessment is a graduation requirement for students in 2018 Throughout the school yearResults are maintained at the school level to document participation for graduationState Mandated
ACTHigh School JuniorsThis test is used to measure college readiness and HOPE scholarship eligibilityMarch Mid-May DIAGNOSTIC
ACTretake for SeniorsSeniors who took the test as Juniors last yearThis test is used to measure college readiness and HOPE scholarship eligibility OctoberDecember DIAGNOSTIC
PSATQualified Students This test helps students prepare for the SAT while determining their eligibility for a National Merit Scholarship FallOctober 2018December DIAGNOSTIC
ASVABOpen to any VBCHS or Home Schooled StudentThe ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the militarySpring 2019TBAStudents/Parents are given reports and scores are used to determine if they are qualifies to join the military service. Each service determines the qualification AFQT score for enlisting in their service. DIAGNOSTIC
NAEPWhen SelectedVan Buren County 8th gradersThis test measures Tennessee's academic achievement against other states also taking this testFebNo student level results providedDIAGNOSTIC
STARGrades K-1: STAR Early LiteracyGrade 1: Early STAR MathGrades 2-8: STAR Reading & Math This test measures the student's progress through the year and used for data in RTIFall 8/13/2018 to 8/24/2018Winter 11/26/2017 to 12/7/2017Spring 4/29/2019 to 5/6/2019 Parent/Student will be given results at the school level and more information given at Parent/Teacher ConferencesResults are not used for grades.DIAGNOSTIC
AimswebStudents receiving intervention servicesThis test measures the student's progress through the year and used for data in RTI Every two weeks
Parent/Student will be given results at the school level and more information given at Parent/Teacher ConferencesResults are not used for grades.DIAGNOSTIC
PSI & PASI 95% Intervention OnlyThis test measures the student's progress through the year and used for data in RTI Pre-test & Post- test Lesson Cycle Parent/Student will be given results at the school level and more information given at Parent/Teacher ConferencesResults are not used for grades.DIAGNOSTIC
Study Island BenchmarkGrades 5-8This test will help students prepare for the state assessments by assessing student progress and providing valuable information to inform instruction.FallWinterSpringResults are given within a week of students testing.DIAGNOSTIC