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!
The EOCs will count 15% of the students’ yearly grade.
Sophomores will take the Pre-ACT in the ETSU Culp Ballroom.
They will need to bring approved calculators, pencils, and bagged lunch or lunch money to eat at the Culp (arrangements can be made to set aside a cafeteria meal if anyone has a concern about lunch). 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.
Attention Juniors! It is time to register for the PSAT. Please register at this link https://goo.gl/forms/nHhzPVIvpLAJJ5033. Money must be paid by the end of the day October 10 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.
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
ACT/PSAT Testing for Juniors
The State of Tennessee will again be providing a state ACT testing date when Juniors may take it free of charge. The state testing day will be April 19, 2017. If for any reason you cannot be present on April 19, 2017, you will have the opportunity to get a voucher to take the exam for free by registering for a national exam. Please see Ms. Shaw to get a voucher to register for the ACT if you cannot be present on April 19.
The PSAT (pre-SAT) will be given on October 19, 2016 and is recommended for Juniors as excellent practice for the SAT. The PSAT must also be taken in the Junior year in order to qualify as a National Merit Scholar. Although the PSAT is recommended for Juniors, registration is open to other grade levels as well. The PSAT will provide a predictor score for the SAT as well as study information. The cost for this exam is $17 (checks payable to University School only). Students must register with Ms. Robinson and pay for the exam at the time of registration. Students may register between October 6 and 117—no earlier. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.
All 10th - 12th grade students will be taking the Civics test on Friday, August 12th, during 4th period. 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.
EXPLORE Testing for 8th Graders
The EXPLORE is a mandatory exam required by the state and is administered free-of-charge. The EXPLORE 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.
EOC Make-up Mandatory - End of Course Exams Mandatory: this exam counts as 25% of their second semester grade so make-up is mandatory
ALL 9th, 10th and 11th grade students are REQUIRED to take the TCAP Writing exam. Every student in every grade level 3-11 is required to take this exam. This exam is NOT tied to English classes. It is a SCHOOLWIDE exam and SCHOOLWIDE score so every student must be tested. Taking dual enrollment courses or taking English in a different grade level from enrollment does NOT exempt a student from this exam. Please be aware that this exam is coming up!