Academic Testing

NAEP

Thomas Jefferson Middle School has been selected to participate in the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP is a program of the United States Department of Education and is an ongoing assessment of what our elementary, middle, and high school students know and can do in various academic subjects.  The NAEP assessment will take place on February 2, 2017. A random sample of our grade 8 students have been selected to take the mathematics or reading assessment using tablets with keyboards or a paper-and-pencil version of the test. Letters were sent home to parents of those children selected. The assessment will take 120 minutes.  Students do not need to study in preparation for NAEP; however, we do ask you to encourage your child/children to do their best on this important assessment. If there is a weather-related issue or other interruption occurs on the assessment date, the assessment will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Here are two videos with additional information:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/naep_natl_assessment_ed_progress/index.shtml

NAEP and Virginia

ACCESS for ELLs

The ACCESS for ELLs is an English language proficiency assessment administered to students in grades K-12 who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs).

The testing begins in January: Access For ELLs 2016-2017 Test Schedule

SOLs

The SOL Testing Schedule is now available. Testing begins May 15, 2017 and goes until June 16, 2017. Please reference the schedule before scheduling appointments for your child:

2016-2017 SOL Calendar