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Grades 4 and 8 - Mathematics and Reading Assessments

Pre-ACT for Sophomores on Wednesday, October 24th
Sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018.  Students will need to report at 8:00 a.m., to the school cafeteria (after they have checked in with their first period teachers for attendance).  Once attendance is taken, students will walk as a group to Warf Pickle room 315. Students should bring #2 pencils NOT MECHANICAL and a calculator. Testing will last until around noon.

Free ACT Prep Academy
Free ACT Prep Academy!  ACT has created a new ACT Academy for free test prep!!! Follow this link https://academy.act.org/ ! There is a section for students, parents, and teachers.

TN Ready Scores Sent Home on Tuesday

Dear University School Family-

Check your student's backpack! TN Ready Scores for the 2017-2018 school year for grades 3-12 were sent home with students today (Tuesday, September 4th).

Accompanying the scores is an explanation guide, but please feel free to contact teachers or the school counselor if you would like to discuss the scores. Remember, we only have scores for students who attended University School in the 2017-2018 school year. High school students receive scores only in tested subject areas. It is possible that you might see a drop in your student's scores this year based on changing standards, changing tests, and the raising of cut scores. Test scores are only one tool in an educator's and a parent's tool box and can be influenced by many factors on any given day. University School will use assessment data to guide our continuous school improvement and to assist with making individualized student learning plans, but our priority will always be your student's progress and growth. 

Sincerely,

University School

Upcoming Test Dates

PSAT October 10, 2018
Attention Juniors! It is time to register for the PSAT. Please register at this link https://goo.gl/forms/oJa1XG8DLS2gjeAJ2. Money must be paid by the end of the day October 9 at 3:00. Students wishing to pay during break may see Ms. Deidre or Ms. Dianna. Students at other high school grade levels may take the PSAT for practice, but preference will be given to juniors because the score is required for juniors to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
  

ACT: Senior Retake Pre-Bubbling, October 11, 2018

Seniors will complete pre-bubbling in the school cafeteria from 8-10am.  Any senior wishing to take the ACT on October 16th must complete the pre-bubbling prior to Oct. 16.  

ACT: Senior Retake, October 16, 2018

Seniors will take the ACT free of charge on Tuesday, October 16 in the learning cottages beginning at 800 am.  More details will be announced closer to the test date. 

PRE-ACT, October 24, 2018

Sophomores will take the Pre-ACT in Warf Pickle Hall on October 24, 2018. They will need to bring approved calculators and pencils. Students should dress in layers because the heat/air is unpredictable in the testing room. Students should leave behind most of their electronics when possible, but we will collect them if they do not have another option. This test is VERY IMPORTANT to those who hope to dual enroll in the Junior Year. The score can be used at ETSU for admission.

8th Grade ASPIRE, October 29, 30

ASPIRE Testing for 8th Graders   The ASPIRE is a mandatory exam required by the state and is administered free-of-charge. The ASPIRE offers both a vocational assessment and a predictor score for the PLAN (pre-ACT college admissions exam). Results will help students to make future academic choices to keep them on track for college admission.

 

 

 

Dear parents and students,

We have received guidance from the Tennessee State Department of Education as to when to expect TNReady and EOC scores back and how to count them:

• For grade 3-8, the scores are expected to be sent to schools June 15th, which is too late for them to be counted in the students’ grades.

• For high school, the scores are expected to be sent to schools the week of May 22nd, and we have been given permission to count them only if they benefit students. If they come as expected, all scores will be entered. Then we will individually exempt scores if the score negatively affects a student’s average. Please be patient as we complete this process. The scores will count for 15% of students’ yearly averages unless they are exempted.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great weekend!

Ariane Day
Assistant Director
University School
(423) 439-6938


 

The EOCs will count 15% of the students’ yearly grade.

Printable Online Testing Quick Tips for Students (Navigation and Tools)

TNReady Resources

You can find assessment resources on TNReady.gov, including the following:

· Updated Frequently Asked Questions page

· Assessment overviews for each grade level (individually linked on TNReady webpage)

· Guidance on the calculator prohibited subpart for mathematics

· Testing times chart

· Parent Guide to Being TNReady


Civics Test
Civics Test - Required for Graduation Starting with Class of 2017.

 This test is required for graduation.  Study materials have been placed on Ms. Campbell's school webpage.

Signs showing room assignments will be placed throughout the school.If you have any questions, please see Ms. Shaw or Ms. Campbell.

 


EOC Make-up Mandatory - End of Course Exams Mandatorythis exam counts as 25% of their second semester grade so make-up is mandatory


 

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