ASSESSMENT UPDATES

ACT Information / Links for SY2021

  • ♦ ACT Test Administration Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors for SY2021

    Due to school closures across the state of TN, ACT has made the following testing opportunities available (pending health restrictions being lifted).

    • June 13, 2020 -  ACT National Testing Date - Vouchers Available - Contact your School ACT Coordinator/Counseling Office for more information.
    • July 18, 2020 - ACT National Testing Date - Vouchers Available - Contact your School ACT Coordinator/Counseling Office for more information.
     
    Juniors -
    • TN Statewide ACT Assessment: In-school on March 2, 2021. This test administration will be open to all Juniors (and Seniors who have never taken the ACT). 
     
    Seniors -
    • Senior Retake Day: In-school September 22 (with make-up dates of October 6 and 20, 2020) 
      • This is the fall 2020 senior retake date. Due to spring 2020 school closures, this is the first time the majority of students will be taking the ACT.
    • TN Statewide ACT Assessment: In-school on March 2, 2021 (with make-up date of March 30, 2021). 
      • Seniors who missed all prior opportunities to test at school may also take the ACT for the first time in the spring with Juniors on the in-school, state testing date.
     
    ACT Fee Waiver Program - Students (Juniors or Seniors), regardless of previous ACT participation, who meet ACT’s guidelines for “economically disadvantaged” may request up to two fee waivers from ACT to take the test on a national test date free of charge. Students should check with the school counselors for details. 
     

    ACT   ACT Main Website

    ACT TN TestingACT TN Website Link

     

Good Information to Know (Resources)

  • The following documents are available for review from TDOE and provide valuable information about Student Assessment in Tennessee. 

    • TDOE - Student Assessment in TN link
    • TNReady Score Reports explained link.
    • TDOE TNReady webpage is available at this link
      • TNReady English Language Arts is detailed at this link
      • TNReady Mathematics is detailed at this link.
      • TNReady Science is detailed at this link.
      • TNReady Social Studies is detailed at this link
    • Assessment Blueprints for 2019-20 show a summary of what is assessed in each grade.
    • Why Test? is a one page handout that explains the high level role of assessments (download here)
    • Assessment Calendar from TDOE

TN Ready Parent Resources

  • TNReady Score Report Resource for Families

    TDOE has created a website providing families with additional information about TNReady score reports. Click here to view the website. 

Assessment Contacts

  • Laurie Driver

    Supervisor of Assessments
    Supervior of Secondary Counselors
    (865) 594-1735 Office

    Beth Boston

    Assessment Specialist
    Assistant to Laurie Driver, Supervisor of Assessments 
    (865) 594-1735 Office
    (865) 594-1609 Fax 

Department of Research, Evaluation and Assessment (REA)

  • The Department of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (REA) is a multi-faceted team that serves the district. REA is comprised of the Supervisor of Research and Evaluation, the Supervisor of Assessment, a senior data analyst, a data analyst, and  an accountability specialist.  The department is responsible for state accountability measures, administration of all district-wide assessments, program evaluation, researching curricular data, communicating data to appropriate stakeholders across the district, and providing its analytical expertise to assist school leaders in making student-centered, data-driven decisions.  In addition to these responsibilities, the REA team also serves as the gateway for external organizations requesting access to data from the Knox County Schools to include in third-party research.

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