Testing season is just around corner for Williamson County Schools students.
The state window for TCAP, which includes the TNReady exams for grades 3-8 and the TNReady End of Course assessments for high school students, begins April 17 and runs through May 5.
Schools do have some additional flexibility with scheduling so parents should check with their child’s school for exact dates and times.
The WCS testing schedule can be found here.
TNReady for grades 3-8 is required for English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. A TNReady End of Course exam is required for any student enrolled in Algebra I/II, Biology I, Chemistry I, English I/II/III, geometry or U.S. History.
Additional information about each of these TCAP exams can be found on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website.
“This year, all TCAP testing in elementary and middle school will be paper-pencil,” said WCS Assessment Analyst Kevin Deck. “High schools will be testing online except for Biology I and Chemistry I, which are paper-pencil. All students have had an opportunity to experience TNReady-like practice test items in whichever format they will experience in April.”
The state requires that TCAP tests count for 10 percent of the student’s grade.
“Each student will get a raw score soon after testing, which the district will convert to a quick score for grade book purposes,” Deck said. “Complete reporting, including scale scores and performance levels, will be available in late summer or early fall.”