Curriculum & Instruction

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Accountability, Assessment, Curriculum, & Professional Learning

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, Executive Director
Jean Wills, Director, Elementary Education (PK-3)
Drayton Hawkins, Director, Middle School Education (4-8)
Brittany Avent, Director, CtE/Secondary Education (9-12)
Marjorie Vaulx, Director, Assessment (120-Day)Yvette Blue, Associate Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer

TEAM-General-Educator-Rubric

TEAM-Professionalism

Test Times Chart 2018-19

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/.

2018-2019 District assessment calendar

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Assessment Name Purpose of Assessment Date(s) of Assessment Length of Assessment Parent Notification
Required State Assessments
TCAP End of Course Assess student knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills on grade level course expectations. Fall Block: November 26-December 14. Spring Block: April 15-May 3. Length of Assessment Reports released immediately upon receipt of reports from state. Fall 2018/Spring 2019
TCAP
Grades 3-5 / Grades 6-8
Assess student knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in Reading/LA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Writing. Spring: April 15-May 3 Length of Assessment Reports released immediately upon receipt of reports from state. Summer 2019
TCAP ALT Grades 3-11 (MSAA and Science/Social Studies) Alternate assessment for students with most significant disabilities. This assessment is determined by the IEP team Spring: March 18-May 10
(Tentative)
Students take the test at their own pace over the two-month window in small sessions determined by the test administrator. The test administrator will determine the length of each session based on individual student need. Reports released immediately upon receipt of reports from state. Summer 2019
ACT Grade 11 The ACT test is a national college admissions exam that consists of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. It may or may not be used by colleges as part of the admission process. Spring: March 19; Online: March 19-28; Accommodations: March 19-April 2; Make-ups:April 2 or 23; (all dates tentative) Total Time 175 min. Total Time w/ writing 215 min. Reports by individual schools released upon receipt. Spring 2019
ELA/Social Studies Field tests Field test utilized to assess student knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in Reading/LA and Social Studies. Spring: March 4-March 29 TBD Reports released upon receipt. Summer 2019
NAEP – Grades 4,8,12 The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)—consists of assessments in various subject areas. Winter/Spring: January 28-March 8 (Tentative) 60-90 min Reported at district level. Reports publicly available to be released upon receipt.
ACCESS for ELs The results from ACCESS 2.0 are used in accountability measures and to provide districts with information to determine EL placement in courses; student results on ACCESS 2.0 guide decisions regarding student participation in content area classrooms, as well as their need for English as a Second Language (ESL) services. Results from this assessment also provide districts and schools with valuable information to evaluate the effectiveness of their programming and support for ELs. Spring: March 4-April 19 (Tentative) Online Administration Times
Listening Up to 40 minutes
Reading Up to 35 minutes
Speaking Up to 30 minutes
Writing Tier A Up to 50 minutes
Writing Tier B/C Up to 65 minutesPaper Administration Times
Listening Up to 40 minutes
Reading Up to 45 minutes
Speaking 15 – 35 minutes per student
Writing Tier A, Grade 1 Up to 35 minutes
Writing Tier A, Grade 2, 3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 Up to 60 minutes
Writing Tier B/C Up to 65 minutes
Reports released upon receipt. Summer 2019
Optional State Assessments
Grade 2 (Optional and includes the alternate assessment if chosen) Assess student knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in Reading/LA, Math, Science, Social Studies Spring: April 22-May 3; Alternate: March 18-May 10 TBD Reports released upon receipt. Summer 2019
ACT Senior Retake The ACT test is a national college admissions exam that consists of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. It may or may not be used by colleges as part of the admission process. Fall: TBD Total Time 175 min. Total Time w/ writing 215 min. Reports released upon receipt. – TBD
District Assessments TBD
AimsWeb+ Universal Screener- ELA and Math TBD TBD Reports released once assessments are completed and data is compiled.

Testing Time Charts

Grade Level English Math Science Social Studies
Grade 2
Optional:
District Choice
Subpart 1:

40 minutes
Subpart 2:

40 minutes
Subpart 3:

40 minutes
Subpart 4:

42 minutes

Total: 162 minutes

Subpart 1:

40 minutes
Subpart 2:

42 minutes

Total: 82 minutes

Grade 3 Subpart 1:

80 minutes
Subpart 2:

43 minutes
Subpart 3:

43 minutes
Subpart 4:

50 minutes

Total: 216 minutes

Subpart 1:

45 minutes
Subpart 2:

30 minutes
Subpart 3:

40 minutes

Total: 115 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

Grade 4 Subpart 1:

80 minutes
Subpart 2:

45 minutes
Subpart 3:

45 minutes
Subpart 4:

52 minutes

Total: 222 minutes

Subpart 1:

45 minutes
Subpart 2:

30 minutes
Subpart 3:

40 minutes

Total: 115 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

Grade 5 Subpart 1:

80 minutes
Subpart 2:

40 minutes
Subpart 3:

40 minutes
Subpart 4:

40 minutes

Total: 200 minutes

Subpart 1:

45 minutes
Subpart 2:

30 minutes
Subpart 3:

40 minutes

Total: 115 minutes

Subpart 1:

48 minutes
Subpart 2:

47 minutes

Total: 95 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes
Subpart 2:

50 minutes

Total: 100 minutes

Grade 6 Subpart 1:

85 minutes
Subpart 2:

50 minutes
Subpart 3:

50 minutes
Subpart 4:

45 minutes

Total: 230 minutes

Subpart 1:

40 minutes
Subpart 2:

35 minutes
Subpart 3:

50 minutes

Total: 125 minutes

Subpart 1:

48 minutes
Subpart 2:

47 minutes

Total: 95 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes
Subpart 2:

50 minutes

Total: 100 minutes

Grade 7 Subpart 1:

85 minutes
Subpart 2:

50 minutes
Subpart 3:

50 minutes
Subpart 4:

45 minutes

Total: 230 minutes

Subpart 1:

40 minutes
Subpart 2:

35 minutes
Subpart 3:

50 minutes

Total: 125 minutes

Subpart 1:

48 minutes
Subpart 2:

47 minutes

Total: 95 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes
Subpart 2:

50 minutes

Total: 100 minutes

Grade 8 Subpart 1: 85 minutes
Subpart 2: 50 minutes
Subpart 3: 50 minutes
Subpart 4: 45 minutesTotal: 230 minutes
Subpart 1:

40 minutes
Subpart 2:

35 minutes
Subpart 3:

50 minutes

Total: 125 minutes

Subpart 1:

48 minutes
Subpart 2:

47 minutes

Total: 95 minutes

Subpart 1:

50 minutes
Subpart 2:

50 minutes

Total: 100 minutes

EOC Assessments

Course Time
English I/II/III Subpart 1: 85 minutes
Subpart 2: 50 minutes
Subpart 3: 50 minutes
Subpart 4: 45 minutes
Total: 230 minutes
Integrated Math I/II/III Subpart 1: 35 minutes
Subpart 2: 50 minutes
Subpart 3: 60 minutes
Total: 145 minutes
Algebra I/II Subpart 1: 35 minutes
Subpart 2: 50 minutes
Subpart 3: 60 minutes
Total: 145 minutes
Geometry Subpart 1: 35 minutes
Subpart 2: 50 minutes
Subpart 3: 60 minutes
Total: 145 minutes
Biology Subpart 1: 75 minutes
Total: 75 minutes
Chemistry Subpart 1: 75 minutes
Total: 75 minutes
U.S. History Subpart 1: 50 minutes
Subpart 2: 45 minutes
Subpart 3: 45 minutes
Total: 140 minutes

 

Testing Times Chart