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State Assessments

 

STATE ASSESSMENTS

2014 – 2015 WRITING ASSESSMENT

The State Writing Assessment will be administered online in February, 2015 to Grades 3 – 8.  All students will read two written texts, otherwise known as stimulus passages.  The written text will include social students or science topics in order to demonstrate the possible range of informational reading.  Text prompts will not require background information.  

Students in Grades 3 – 5 will read two texts and write one essay.  The essay will be either informational/explanatory or opinion.

Students in Grades 6 – 8 will read two texts and write two essays.  The first prose constructed response essay will be about the first text and will be informational/explanatory.  The second prose constructed response essay will be an argument about both texts.

The total time will equal a maximum of 2 hours in Grades 3 – 5 and 2.5 hours in Grades 6 – 8.  These times include a 30 minute break.

Students will test one day during the scheduled time period:

Grades 5 & 8 – February 2 – 6

Grades 3 & 6 – February 9 – 13

Grades 4 & 7 – February 17 – 23

 

2014 – 2015 TCAP SOCIAL STUDIES ASSESSMENT

There will be a TCAP field test in 2014 -15.  Operational social studies testing will resume in the 2015-16 school year.  The field test will be statewide and will be administered online.  Results from the field test will be used to inform and improve the new operational assessment, and will not be shared with districts.

The field test will include both multiple choice and extended response items (essays).

The TCAP Social Studies Assessment will be administered one during April 13 – 17.

 

2014 – 2015 TCAP READING/LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH, & SCIENCE ASSESSMENT

All of the TCAP assessments will be like last year’s assessment, will be paper/pencil versions, and will be multiple choices.  

The TCAP Reading/Language Arts Assessment will be administered to Grades 3 – 8 April 28th.  T

The TCAP Math Assessment will be administered to Grades 3 – 8 April 29th.  

The TCAP Science Assessment will be administered to Grades 3 – 8 April 30th.

 

2014 – 2015 KINDERGARTEN – 2ND GRADE ASSESSMENT - SAT10 ASSESSMENT

The Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Assessment will be administered April 27 – 30.  It will be like last year’s assessment, will be paper/pencil versions, and will be multiple choices.

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