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State and District Assessments
 

Tennessee Schools for the Deaf: Knoxville
Assessments Conducted by the Institution

 
 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
Focuses on content information
What students are learning

 

TIER

ASSESSMENT

AGE LEVEL

ADMINISTRATION

DESCRIPTION

SUBJECT

RESULTS: DATE OF ARRIVAL

 

National

ACT

Grade 11
& 12

Fall
Spring

Assesses the mastery of college readiness standards.
Also used as a college entrance exam.

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3-6 weeks post

 

State

TNReady

Grade 3-8

Spring

Assesses what is being taught in Tennessee's classroom as the state’s new student achievement assessment in reading, writing, and math.

Reading
Writing
Math

June 15 - raw file delivery
July 15 - electronic report available in Nextera
July 30 - paper report delivery

 

State

TCAP's End of Course (EOC) Subject Tests

Grade 9-12

Fall
Spring

Measures the student's understanding of the state standards and how much a student grows academically in a particular content area.

English I & II
Algebra I & II
Geometry
Integrated Math I, II,
& III
Biology
U.S. History
Geography

May 22 - raw file delivery
June 30 - electronic report available in Nextera
July 13 - paper report delivery

 

National

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Grade 4, 8, and 12

Fall
Winter
Spring

Examines what students know and are able to do
nationally and compares the data by identifying characteristics.

Geography | U.S. History
Mathematics | Economics
 Music and Visual Arts
Reading | Writing
Science | Technology and Engineering Literacy

No individual scores are available

 

National

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)

Grade 3-8 and 11

Spring



Assesses subject content areas designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and measure student mastery of the Tennessee Academic Standards.

Math
English Language Arts (ELA)

May 22 - raw file delivery
June 30 - electronic report available in Nextera
July 13 - paper report delivery

 

State

TCAP-Alternative

Science
Social Studies

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
Focuses on the influence of learning

How students are learning

 

TIER

ASSESSMENT

AGE LEVEL

ADMINISTRATION

DESCRIPTION

SUBJECT

RESULTS: DATE OF ARRIVAL

 

National

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Grade 3-12

Fall
Winter
Spring

Measures student growth over time and is norm-referenced. MAP assessments, joined with other data points, provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path.

Math
Reading
 Language Usage
Science

Same-day delivery

 

District

Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist (VCSL)

Age 0-5

Fall
Winter
Spring

Assists in tracking young children's sign language development from birth to age 5 as a standardized comprehensive checklist.

-

Same-day delivery

 

District

American Sign Language Receptive Skills Test (ASL-RST)

Age 3-13

Spring

Measures children's receptive knowledge of ASL in eight grammatical categories, including number/distribution, negation, noun/verb distinction, spatial verbs (location and movement), size/shape specifiers, handling classifiers, role shift, and conditionals.

-

Same-day delivery

 

District

American Sign Language Assessment Instrument (ASLAI)

Age 4-18

Customizable

Tracks the yearly progression of ASL and English print literacy over time for students. The ASLAI consists of eleven receptive tasks: five related to vocabulary, three pertaining to syntax, and two reasoning and comprehension tasks.

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60 days post