Student Testing

The following is an overview of the tests that are required of Tennessee high school students in grades 9-12:

End-of-Course Tests (TN READY)

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the following state mandated assessments in mathematics and English-Language Arts will be in the new TN READY format.  The content areas tested will be Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, English I, English II, and English III.  The assessments will consist of multiple sections and will be administered online in the fall of 2017.

For detailed information about EOC assessments, visit the BENCHMARKS page in Secondary Education.

In Reading-Language Arts, students will have four subparts in English I, II, and III.  For subpart 1, students will read from 1 to 3 passages and respond to a prompt.  Subparts 2, 3, and 4 will contain from 1-3 passages and with 6-14 items  per passage.

For math EOC's, there will be three subparts: one will be calculator prohibited and two will allow for calculator use.

U.S. History EOC will have three subparts; the first will be an extended response item with a 50 minute time limit; subparts 2 and 3 will each have 28 multiple choice or selected response items, each with a 45 minute time limit.  

Biology and Chemistry EOCs will contain 60 items with a time limit of 75 minutes.

For a complete listing of tests and times, go to:

Currently, End-of-Course tests count as 25% of a student's second semester course grade in the subject. 
Testing this year will occur during designated 'testing windows'.  Pending approval by the State Board of Education, this percentage may change to 10% for 2016-17, 15% for 2017-18, and between 15%-25% thereafter, depending on local board approval.

Click on this link to view the 2017-18 Assessment Calendar for Robertson County


Home School Testing:
Students entering public schools from a home school may be tested to determine grade placement or to receive high school credit. The Office of Secondary Education assists school counselors in ordering and preparing for these testings.

Related links: Visit the Tennessee State Department of Education Testing and Evaluation website.  Here you may find more detailed information about each of these tests.

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