Testing Information

Students in Wilson County participate in the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) which assesses academic achievement in grades 3 – 12.  The components of TCAP are:

  • Achievement – This test is administered over several days in the spring of the school year to students in grades 3 – 8.  Students are assessed in reading/Language Arts, math, science and social studies.  The results of these exams will count 20% of their second semester grade.
  • Constructed Response Assessment (CRA) – Students in grades 3 through grade 8 will take this assessment in October, February, and May.  Students are assessed in Common Core Math tasks. Each individual test item will have a unique scoring rubric.
  • Writing – Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 are administered this assessment of writing skills in February of each year.  Students in grade 5 write a narrative essay.  Students in grade 8 respond to an expository prompt and students in grade 11 are asked to write a persuasive essay.
  • End of Course (AYP) – Students who enter high school beginning in the fall of the 2009 – 2010 school year will take exams in English II, Algebra I and Biology at the completion of the course.  The results of these exams will count 25% of their second semester grade.  These exams are untimed and are used to calculate Adequate Yearly Progress for secondary schools..
  • End of Course – Students who enter high school beginning in the fall of the 2010 – 2011 school year will take exams in English I, Algebra 2, English 3, and United States History.  The results of these exams will count 25% of their second semester grade.  These exams are not timed.
  • Stanford 10 Achievement Test (SAT 10) – First and second grade students in Wilson County Schools will take the Stanford 10 Achievement Test at the beginning of the school year and in the Spring. The data from this objective measure of achievement will be used to evaluate progress toward meeting the challenges set forth by national and state Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics standards.
  • EXPLORE / PLAN / ACT - Tennessee students will take national achievement-based assessments at three key points as students move from grade eight through the transition to postsecondary education: EXPLORE for 8th graders, PLAN for 10th graders, and ACT for 11th and 12th graders.


TCAP Achievement:
FAQ 
K-2 Achievement
Parent Guide to Understanding Results
Item Samplers & Practice Tests (Grades 3-8)
Test time Limits and Item charts
Educators Guide for Utilizing Results


TCAP Writing Assessment:
FAQ
Sample Student Report
Scoring Process
Grade 5 - Sample Writing Prompts and Anchor Papers 
Grade 8 - Sample Writing Prompts and Anchor Papers 
Grade 11 - Sample Writing Prompts and Anchor Papers 


Secondary TCAP Assessments:
Parents Guide to Understanding Your Child's Score Report 
Item Samplers and Practice Tests 


Special Education Assessments:
Assessment Accommodations
TCAP-Alt
TCAP MAAS  
Alternative Performance-Based Assessments (EOC) 


National Assessment of Educational Progress:
Assessment Schedule 2007-2017 
General Information About NAEP 
Resources for Principals and Teachers
Professional Development
NAEP Subject Areas
TN Results on NAEP
Assessment Tools and Resources:
TVAAS 
TN Schools Report Card
Wilson County Report Card


Resources for the Public: 
Tennessee Department of Education 
ACT (Student) 
ACT
EXPLORE
PLAN
Reporting Categories and State Performance Indicators Chart


Wilson County Supervisor of Testing and Accountability: Angela Rohen  rohena@wcschools.com