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HCVA Assessment Information

The following tests will be administered during the 2023 - 2024 school year.  For comprehensive information on Tennessee assessments, please visit the Tennessee Department of Educations website.  

TCAP testing time by grade/subject may be found at Tennessee Department of Educations testing times website.

Assessment Name Administration Date/Window Subject(s) Grade(s) Purpose

TCAP End of Course (EOC) Assessments

Fall Block: November 27 - December  14, 2023 English I,  English II, Algebra I, AlgebraII, Geometry, Biology, and US History 9 - 12 Enrolled in Course End of Course exams are state-mandated assessments that measure student understanding and proficiency of state content standards in a given course.  EOC exams are administered to students enrolled in the following courses: English I, English II, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, U.S.. History, and Biology.  Quick Score results of these assessments will be factored into a student’s final grade in accordance with T.C.A. §49-1-302 and determined by Houston County School Board policy.  Proficiency results from EOC exams will be communicated to parents via an Individual Performance Report sent home at the start of the following school year. 

      Spring Block:         April 15 -    May 3,  2024

Multi-State Alternative Assessment (MSAA) Fall: September 11 - December 22, 2023 English Language Arts and Math 2 - 8; 11 The MSAA is an state-mandated, alternative assessment for the TCAP Achievement tests in English-Language Arts and Math.  It is designed for students with the most severe cognitive disabilities.  Students who will participate in this assessment will have it documented in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Parents will receive a report of the results of this assessment with explanations of proficiency levels. 
Spring: February 5 -    May 17, 2024
TCAP - Alternative March 11 -    April 26, 2024 Science and Social Studies 2 - 8; 10 Students with the most severe cognitive disabilities will participate in the state-mandated TCAP-Alt in Science and Social Studies. Individuals who will participate in this assessment will have it documented in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Parents will receive a report of the results of this assessment with explanations of proficiency levels.
ACT (Online) Fall Senior Retake: October 17 - 19, 2023 English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning 12 The ACT is a state-mandated, diagnostic assessment that measures a student’s readiness for college in the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science.  ACT will provide reports approximately six weeks after the test administration.  
Spring Grade 11: March 12 - 15, 2024 11
WIDA ACCESS for English Learners February 5 - March 29, 2024 Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing K - 12 English Learners (EL) will take the ACCESS for ELLs to determine language proficiency.  ACCESS assesses students in the four-language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 

Testing Coordinators
District Testing Coordinator
 
 
Houston county Virtual Academy Testing Coordinator