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Sophomores Pre-ACT on November 14

Sophomores will take the Pre-ACT on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 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 which will be given on October 11, 2017. Please register at this link 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.


TNReady Resources

You can find assessment resources on, 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



Printable Testing Schedule for Tuesday, April 25th

Testing Schedule

Printable Testing Schedule for Monday, April 24th

Testing Schedule

Printable Testing Schedule for Week 2 of Testing, April 24th - April 27th

Testing Schedule


 Printable Testing Schedule for Thursday, April 20th

Testing Schedule


 Printable Testing Schedule for Week 1 - April 17th-21st

Testing Schedule

Schedule for Monday, April 17th

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Monday, we are beginning high school state testing.  Students who have courses where a state test is given must take the test.  By state law, the test will count for 10% of the student’s 2nd semester average for the course.

Below you will find the schedule for Monday, April 17th.  Students will report to their normal first period location, except for Wellness, for attendance and will go to their testing room after the announcements. Wellness will meet in the cafeteria on Monday.  Students will take the first and 2nd part of the English test for English 9, English 10, and English 11.

Students who are in AP English 11, AP English 12, English 12 or dual-enrollment English will NOT be tested on Monday.  They will need to report to the learning cottages for the duration of the testing, and they should bring enough to do for three hours. Those students may also choose to stay home and come to school at 11:00. We will excuse their absence with a parent/guardian note.

If you have any questions, please contact me at .

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ariane Day

Assistant Director
University School
(423) 439-6938


Printable Schedule



Printable Testing Schedule HS EOC

Testing Schedule

Printable Testing Schedule Grades 7 & 8

Testing Schedule

Testing Schedule

Printable Testing Schedule Grades 2-6

Testing Schedule

Testing Schedule

ACT/PSAT Testing for Juniors
ACT/PSAT Testing for Juniors

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.


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

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 Mandatorythis 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!


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