Curriculum & Instruction

Assessment Calendar, Textbook List, TNReady

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The Curriculum and Accountability Department provides leadership in implementing quality instructional programs and customized professional development. Curriculum and Accountability also provides guidance in the selection of instructional materials and textbooks and coordinates district-wide mandated assessments.

Yvette Blue, Associate Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer
yvette.blue@hcsk12.net

Michelle Tillman, Elementary Academic Supervisor
Serving Anderson Early Childhood Center, Haywood Elementary and East Side Intermediate
michelle.tillman@hcsk12.net

Jean Wills, Secondary Academic Supervisor
Haywood Middle School, Haywood High School, and Sunny Hill Innovative Learning Center
jean.wills@hcsk12.net

TEAM-General-Educator-Rubric-2016-17

TEAM-Professionalism-2016-17

Test Times Chart 2016-17

Electronic Resources

https://www.nietbestpractices.org/default.aspx
(You will have to ask an administrator to allow you to use your respective credentials to access.)

http://www.lipscomb.edu/ayers/invest

https://www.teachingchannel.org/

Another great resource is http://team-tn.org/.  It is the home of all things TEAM.

The LMS and SSP rubrics are also available as PDFs here: http://team-tn.org/evaluation/teacher-evaluation/.

District assessment calendar

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Assessment Name Purpose of Assessment Date(s) of Assessment Parent Notification
August/September/October
DIBELS Next Baseline
(Kindergarten only)
DIBELS Next is a preventive literacy instrument used to screen students to avert later reading difficulties Aug. 8-11 Fall- reports by individual school(s)
STAR Reading & Math Screener
K-12 & Survey Level Assessments
STAR Reading’s research-based test items meet the highest standards for
reliability and validity, giving actionable data needed in four major skills areas:
• Foundational Skills
• Reading informational Text
• Reading: literature
• Language
Star Math’s research-based test items meet the highest standards for reliability, validity, and providing actionable data needed in 32 domains.
Aug. 14-25 Fall – reports by individual schools
PSAT (11th Grade) The PSAT test is a standardized test that provides practice for the SAT. It measures critical reading, math, writing, and problem solving skills. October 11 Fall – reports by individual
school(s)
ACT Retake (or first) 12th grade Starting with the 2016-17 school year, seniors who took the ACT as juniors have the option of retaking the ACT exam at no cost to them. The state accountability system will recognize a student’s highest score on the ACT, rather than the most recent. October 3
October 3-17
(Accommodations)
Fall-reports by individual
school(s)
November/December
STAR Reading & Math
Screener (K-12) &
Survey Level Assessments
STAR Reading’s research-based test items meet the highest standards for reliability and validity, giving you the actionable data needed in four major skills areas:
• Foundational Skills
• Reading informational Text
• Reading: literature
• Language
Star Math’s research-based test items meet the highest standards for reliability and validity, giving actionable data needed in 32 domains.
Nov.8 – Dec. 20 Fall -repots by individual
schools
Fall Block Schedule
(Reach)
TCAP EOC – Online
TNReady assesses student knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in reading, writing, and math in grades 9-11.
Other assessments are used to assess grade level standards.
Nov. 27 – Dec. 15 Winter – reports from the state – January 2018
DIBELS Next
(Kindergarten Only)
DIBELS Next is a preventive literacy instrument used to screen students to avert later reading difficulties Dec. 4-8 Fall – reports by individual
School(s)
January/February/March
Star Reading & Math Screener
K-12 & Survey Level Assessments
Star Reading’s research–based test items meet the highest standards for reliability and validity, giving actionable data needed in four major areas:
• Foundational Skills
• Reading Informational Text
• Reading: Literature
• Language
STAR Math’s research-based test items meet the highest standards for reliability and validity, giving actionable data needed in 32 domains.
March 19 – April 6 Spring – reports by individual schools
Required Field Test TCAP ELA Grades 3 – 11
Writing (3 – 4 Paper test)
(5 – 12 Online) If Selected
Students in selected districts will participate in ELA field test. The test will include one subpart featuring a written response prompt. Information from field test will be used to support the development of future assessments. One-third to one-half of students will need to participate. Students selected will rotate each year. Districts and schools selected must participate. Districts will be notified in September 2017 March 5 – 30 Reports from state – TBD
MSAA (Multi-State Alternate Assessment) ELA & Math TCAP Alternative for Social Studies & Science Grades 3-11 Alternate assessment for students with most significant disabilities March 19 – May 11 (Tentative) 2018 Summer – reports from the state
Grade 2 Alt Alternate assessment for students with most significant disabilities March 10 – May 11 2018 Summer – reports from the state
April/May
Traditional Schedule
TCAP Grades 3-4(paper) 5-8 (Online)
TCAP End of Course (Online)
TNReady assesses student knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in reading, writing, and math, in grades 3-12. Other assessments assess grade level standards. April 16 – May 4 2018 – Summer reports from state for EOC 2018 – Fall reports from state for grades 3-8
Spring Block Schedule (Reach)
TCAP End of Course (Online)
TNReady assesses student knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in reading, writing, and math, in grades 9-12. Other assessments assess grade level standards. April 16 – May 4 2018 Summer – reports from the state
Grade 2 Optional Assessment The optional grade 2 assessment is criterion reference. It will assess Tennessee State Standards to determine how students are progressing towards mastering the standards.t April 23 – May 4 Reports will be determined by the state
DIBELS Next (kindergarten only) DIBELS Next is a preventive literacy instrument used to screen students to avert later reading difficulties April 23-27 Spring – Reports by individual school(s)