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Release of 2014 TCAP Operational Items

One of my biggest criticisms of the State Department of Education is the refusal to release item level data and operational test items from previous years.  The absence of this sort of data makes it impossible to make sound educational decisions using data analysis from “the test” that so many policy …

2014 State Relative Accountability Posted

The State of TN posted the 2014 Priority and Focus school lists on yesterday.  Reward schools are expected to be identified next week. The see the complete listing, follow the link below: http://www.tn.gov/education/data/accountability/schools_2014.shtml MNPS issued a post on their blog, Children First, regarding the 15 identified district Priority schools which …

Things to Come in 2014-15

As we attempt to find closure to the 2013-14, it is also time to begin planning for the 2014-15 school year.  Below is some relevant information to assist in that endeavor. 2014-15 Assessments TCAP/EOC:  As per the current political leadership in the State, TN public schools will NOT be administering …

2014-15 State Assessments & Standards

As you are probably aware, the TN General Assembly recently voted to delay the PARCC Assessment for 2014-15.  This means that students in grades 3+ will continue taking the TCAP Achievement and EOC tests next year.  Also, the State will begin an RFP process seeking competitive bids for assessments in …

Upcoming Assessment Dates

As you know, this is a busy semester for assessments.  Following are some upcoming dates to be aware of and you can access the full assessment calendar at the bottom of this post.  Please note that the assessment window for the writing assessment has been separated by grade level and …

DWH Assessment By Teacher Report Updated

The Assessment By Teacher report within the DataWareHouse has been updated to include both an enrollment year and assessment year selection. This change allows a teacher to see specific assessment proficiencies for her currently enrolled students or to see how her class last year did on a specific assessment. Additionally, if ELDA is …