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.
2021-2022 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 18-May 6 (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. 27 - Oct. 8
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 1: Sept. 27 - Oct. 8
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. 28-March 18
- Grades 3-8 Benchmark 3: Feb. 28-March 18
AimsWebb Universal Screener
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. 14–March 26 (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.