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 Quick Scores (TCAP ACH/MAAS/EOC) Are Available

The 2014 TCAP Quick Scores are now available for download via the TDOE EdTools website. The QuickScores are available for all TCAP versions (ACH/MAAS/EOC). Login at https://tdoe.randasolutions.com/login.aspx Hover over “REPORTING” Click on “Quick Scores” Specify the assessment you want to download.  ACH, MAAS, and EOC are all separate. Let me …

TVAAS Linking / Teacher-Student Connection (TSC)

Pearson has received the TCAP answer documents, scanned them in, and the student demographic corrections have been made.  Now begins the process of ‘linking’ teachers and students in order to determine academic growth and teacher effectiveness.  The accuracy of the TSC process is critical to the validity of the data returned.  The …

2014 TCAP Cut Scores ***UPDATE***

I received a lot of questions about the cut-scores that the State has published and that I provided a link to on yesterday. The total number of items shown on the cut-score table WILL NOT match the actual number of items tested for most grades and content areas.  This discrepancy …

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 …