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Frequently Asked Questions about TNReady Tests

This page answers frequently asked questions about TNReady Assessment by Teachers, Parents and Students

What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Tennessee State called?
When did Tennessee incorporate TNReady as a form of the end of the year assessment?
Why did Tennesse adopt TNready test for assessment of Grade K-12?
What is the TNReady testing window for 2017-18?
How many sessions are there for each TNReady test?
What is the duration of TNReady test?
What are the question types in TNReady test?
How are the performance levels assessed in TNReady?
What is the calculator policy for TNReady test?
What are the standards assessed in TNReady test?
How will StepUp® help my child prepare for TNReady test?
What are the resources available to help prepare my child for TNReady Test?

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What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Tennessee State called?

The assessment conducted at the end of the year in Tennessee State is called TNReady

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When did Tennessee incorporate TNReady as a form of the end of the year assessment?

TNready was introduced in the year 2015-16.

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Why did Tennessee incorporate TNReady as a form of the end of the year assessment for grade K-12?

TNReady test was introduced so that:

  • Students develops skills that are in line with college and work expectations
  • Promotes real world problem solving
  • Better assessment of Student knowledge
  • Students spend lesser time in test
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    What is the TNReady testing window for 2017-18?

    The Test window for TNReady Test is between April 16 to May 4, 2018.

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    How many sessions are there for each I TNReady test?

    The number of sessions in TNReady Test is as follows:

    ELA : 4 Subparts
    Math : 3 Subparts

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    What is the duration of TNReady test test?

    The duration of the TNReady test test is as follows:

    ELA :

    Grade 3
    Subpart 1: 80 minutes
    Subpart 2: 43 minutes
    Subpart 3: 43 minutes
    Subpart 4: 50 minutes

    Grade 4
    Subpart 1: 80 minutes
    Subpart 2: 45 minutes
    Subpart 3: 45 minutes
    Subpart 4: 52 minutes

    Grade 5
    Subpart 1: 80 minutes
    Subpart 2: 40 minutes
    Subpart 3: 40 minutes
    Subpart 4: 40 minutes

    Grade 6 to 8
    Subpart 1: 85 minutes
    Subpart 2: 50 minutes
    Subpart 3: 50 minutes
    Subpart 4: 45 minutes

    Math:

    Grade 3 to 5
    Subpart 1: 45 minutes
    Subpart 2: 30 minutes
    Subpart 3: 40 minutes

    Grade 6 to 8
    Subpart 1: 40 minutes
    Subpart 2: 35 minutes
    Subpart 3: 50 minutes

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    What are the question types in TNReady test?

    The question types in TNReady Test include

    ELA :
    Subpart 1 will be a writing prompt, rest of the subparts will have multiple choice items.

    Math:
    Consists of multi-step problems (integrated tasks) and multiple choice items.

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    How are the performance levels assessed in TNReady Tests?

    The performance levels for TNReady are:

    • Level 1 (Below): Students demonstrate minimal understanding and nominal ability to apply the knowledge and skills as defined by the Tennessee Standards.
    • Level 2 (Approaching): Students demonstrate approaching understanding and partial ability to apply the knowledge and skills as defined by the Tennessee Standards.
    • Level 3 (On Track): Students demonstrate comprehensive understanding and thorough ability to apply the knowledge and skills as defined by the Tennessee Standards.
    • Level 4 (Mastered): Students demonstrate extensive understanding and expert ability to apply the knowledge and skills as defined by the Tennessee Standards

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    What is the calculator policy for TNReady test?

    The calculator policy for TNReady test is as follows:

    Calculators are not allowed for Subpart 1 but students will be allowed to use calculators for Subpart 2 and Subpart 3.

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    What are the standards assessed in TNReady test?

    The Tennessee State Standards are accessed in TNReady Tests

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    Who is the vendor for TNReady test for the year 2017?

    The vendor for TNReady test for 2017 is Questar.
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    How will StepUp® help my child prepare for TNReady test?

    The Lumos StepUp® provides
    (a) Online access to TWO Full-length TNReady Practice Tests .
    (b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills.
    (c) Access to parent and student portals.
    (d) Access to Teacher portal.
    (e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student.
    (f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
    (g) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include, PC, tablet and smartphones and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps enabling anywhere learning.

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    What are the resources available to help prepare my child for TNReady Test?

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