TCAP & State Standardized Testing
TCAP & TNReady State Standardized Testing
As required by Public Chapter 892, this site contains information about state mandated assessments for the school year that will be utilized at Newport Grammar School.
To learn more about each type of assessment, please click on the links to the left.
For additional information please visit the Tennessee Department of Education Assessment and Testing information site.
Dr. Justin Norton
Newport City Schools Supervisor
2022-2023 Testing Dates
Subjects: ELA and Math (grades K-8), Science (grades 3-8), and Social Studies (grades 6-8)
Purpose: This test is given to help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year. A student's performance on this assessment will count for 15% of their final average in the subject area. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 §1111 (b) and T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability. ELSA is administered in accordance with the No child Left Behind Act of 2001 §1111 (b)(3)(ix-x). Modified assessments in Braille and large print are administered in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 §1111 (b)(3)(C)(ix)(II).
- English: 180-230 minutes
- Mathematics: 115-125 minutes
- Science: 50-75 minutes
- Social Studies: 100 minutes
Results: Reports will be distributed to students by the school following their arrival from the TNDOE. Quick Score grades will be printed on students' final report cards for the school year (if available in time).
Grades 3-8: April 17-May 2 (tentative window by Dept of Ed)
State Standards Benchmark Schedule
Subjects: ELA and Math (grades K-8) and Science and Social Studies (grades 3-8)
Purpose: Data from this assessment is utilized to assess instructional practices and progress towards mastery of state standards.
Length: varies by grade/subject area (typically 40 questions or less)
Results: provided following close of testing window
- Grades 1-2 Benchmark 1: Sept. 26 - Oct. 14
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 1: Sept. 26 - Oct. 14
before Christmas/New Year Break
- Grades K-2 Benchmark 2: Dec. 1-15
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 2: Dec. 1-15
allows 1-2 weeks of review prior to TNReady testing
- Grades K-2 Benchmark 3: Feb. 27-March 17
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 3: Feb. 27-March 17
AimsWebb Universal Screener
Subjects: ELA and Math
Purpose: These screenings are mandated by state policy and help support our “Response to Instruction and Intervention”(RTI) initiative. Students who demonstrate a need for intervention are required by state policy to participate in progress monitoring. These assessments are administered three times per year to all students in grades K-8 during times known as “Universal Screenings.”
Length: varies by subject/grade
Results: These results will be utilized by school personnel to tailor the design of each child’s intervention. Students who are making expected progress are identified as Tier I. Those students who are identified through RTI as Tier II or Tier III are in need of intervention. Parents of students identified as Tier II or Tier III will be notified through written communication or conference at the end of each universal screening window.
- Grades 1-2 Benchmark 1: August 17-21
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 1: August 13-21
- Grades K-2 Benchmark 2: December 1-11
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 2: December 1-11
- Grades K-2 Benchmark 3: April 12-23
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 3: May 3-7
Subjects: English Language Proficiency
Purpose: Administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency. For more information visit the WIDA website. Administered in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 §1111 (b)(3)(C)(ix)(III).
Length: varies by subject/grade
Results: Student results are reported in three ways: as raw scores, scale scores, and English language proficiency (ELP) levels. Scores are reported for each of the four language domains and in several composites as follows:
Testing window: Feb. 13–March 24 (Tentative)
The school district will screen students for characteristics of dyslexia, in order to provide appropriate interventions through the existing RTI procedures in place. Parents will receive notification of results that indicate dyslexia characteristics.
Purpose: This assessment is administered to assess students' reading levels, allowing teachers to design instruction and supports to strengthen students' reading proficiency.
Length: varies by grade and student reading ability
Results: These results will be utilized by school personnel to identify students' reading levels. Results are made available to parents following each assessment window.
- Test #1 (in computer lab): September 1-9
- Test #2 (in computer lab): January 9-13
- Test #3 (in computer lab): April 10-14/May 3-9