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KCS Department Site Resources
You will find many resources on curriculum department websites to help with mastering skills. Check the  sites often as new material is added often.
TEST PRACTICE / SAMPLES











Download this six-page color or black and white brochure
on "Expect More Achieve More" for your organization's meetings or for your own use. Print as many as you need
Practice for Spring Test
An interactive site for Students, Teachers, Parents
Practice test items are interactive and are created by Pearson, the company that produces our TCAPs and EOCs:  http://www.mcsk12.net/stp/springtestprep.asp 


Community Resources
The Knoxville area has many private and civic groups and organizations that offer their resources and talents to help provide a better education for our children and to meet the new, higher standards.

Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
Knoxville Area Urban League
United Way of Greater Knoxville
National Association for Educational Progress
State Department of Education

Project GRAD
Parent Organizations*
National Parent Teacher Association
Knox County Council PTA
*You may also want to check your local school site for parent involvement opportunites


Websites and other Resources



Tennessee First to the Top
Application
Executive Summary
Two page summary
Advisory Council Appointments
Knox County Schools Scope of Work
Tennessee SDE links
U. S. Government Race to the Top
Press Conference on New Standards
Teacher Evaluation:
Tennessee Evaluation Advisory Committee


 
State Collaboration of Remforming Education


Tennessee Diploma Project
Help for Parents



Tennessee State Curriculum Standards




U.S. Department of Education




NAEP: National Assessment of Educational Progress

The Nation's Report Card
The Nation’s Report CardTM informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time.


United Way Resources


Samples released from Spring 2010 TCAP
These Item Samplers contain questions that are representative of the types of questions from the Spring TCAP Achievement Test.  Each test item in the Item Sampler is presented with the Reporting Category and Performance Indicator.  In a classroom learning session, these questions can be used to prepare students for the actual test. An answer key for the sample questions is provided at the end of each Item Sampler.


NAEP Samples:
National Assessment of Educational Progress
After each assessment, NAEP releases dozens of sample questions to the public—more than 2,000 questions are currently available. The tools featured here can be used to supplement classroom instruction, provide additional insight into the content of the assessment, and show what students nationally or in your state or district know and can do. Explore the tools or print a quick reference guide to find out more about NAEP.

The NAEP website features a number of applications designed to give users quick and easy access to questions from previous assessments, performance comparisons, and NAEP assessment data for quick or complex analyses.

Take a multi-question test:
Click the images above to go to the NAEP site. Select from Civics, Economics, Long-Term trend, Mathematics, Music, Reading, Science, U. S. History, and Visual Arts to take a sample multi-question test and receive a score.

Grade levels: 4  8  or 12




NAEP Question Tool
Want to practice taking questions released from former NAEP tests? The NAEP Question Tool lets you select
  • Subject
  • Grade level
  • Type (multiple choice, short constructed response, extended constructed response)
  • Difficulty (easy, medium, hard)
  • Content Area (related to subject)
  • Complexity (low, moderate, high
  • Ability
  • Year of original NAEP test
Answer the question, see the result and then examine the comparisons of students nationwide on the same test item or subject area.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Reading Assessment.


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