Tuesday, October 13, 2015



The following is shared from the Tennessee Dept. of Education website: The TNReady Parent Guide

"We know that Tennessee families are eager to help their children take advantage of every future opportunity. In an effort to support you and your child during the 2015-16 school year, we’ve designed information to help you prepare your family for the months ahead. Download our Parent Guide to Being TNReady to walk you through changes to the state’s math and English language arts TCAP tests during the 2015-16 school year. Feel free to print, post, and share this document with family, friends, and colleagues. This guide shares details about when your child will take the TCAP, when you will see their results, what digital tools will be available to every student, and what the test will actually look like.

We’ve also developed a Parent Checklist for Being TNReady, detailing how you can help prepare your child for TNReady throughout the 2015-16 school year. Please download, print, post, and share with other parents.

And finally, find out the 10 Things You Need to Know about TNReady.

If you have additional questions after reading the guide, please speak with your child’s teacher or email TNReady.Questions@tn.gov.

- See more at: https://www.tn.gov/education/article/tnready-parent-guide#sthash.rlSBmnra.dpuf "

2015-2016 - Helping Tennessee Get Ready to Make the Most of TNReady

To improve academic achievement for students, Tennessee took an important step by raising expectations in the classroom. To be sure that students are learning more, Tennessee is entering a new era of measuring student learning.

This spring, students across the state are taking Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) exams in math and English language arts for the last time. Next year, Tennessee will shift to a new assessment that goes beyond multiple choice to measure learning in multiple ways and is designed to work with the standards used in the classroom. Tennessee educators have been eager to take this step so they have more and better information about how to help all students learn.

Tennessee will introduce the new English language arts and math assessments, called TNReady, during the 2015-16 school year, and it will be important to ensure that these new assessments provide teachers, parents, school and district leaders, and policymakers the information they need to support improved instruction and student learning. High-quality assessments should help students and their parents measure their progress on standards, offer accurate measurement of the skills that are needed for postsecondary education and the workforce, and guide the instruction of teachers.

(as shared by:)

Jamie Woodson, President and Chief Executive Officer, jwoodson@tnscore.org

Student & Family Access is a web-based tool designed to enhance parent/guardian, student and school communication. Students can also use it to check their academic progress. Your use of the Family Access website will be voluntary.
All 3rd-12th grade students have access to their Skyward account. The initial password is skyward, but students must change that password upon login. Eventually Family Access will be available to all parents if you do have an email on file. If you are unsure, please send your personal email address to your school's secretary so you will be notified as soon as Access is granted.
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