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TCAP G7 ItemSampler

TCAP G7 ItemSampler

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Student NameTeacher NameSchoolSystem
Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program
~ Grade 7Item SamplerAchievement Test
 
Copyright © 2009 by Tennessee State Department of Education. All rights reserved.Developed and published under contract with Tennessee State Department of Education by the Educational Measurement group ofPearson, a business of NCS Pearson Inc., 2510 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245. Copyright © 2009 by Tennessee StateDepartment of Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by anymeans, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of Tennessee State Department of Education.
Table of Contents
Introduction
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3What is the TCAP Achievement Test?
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3What are the questions testing?
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3Who will be tested?
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3How long will the tests take?
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3How do I use the sample questions?
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3How will the tests be scored?
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4May calculators be used?
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4Which test accommodations may be used?
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4Here are some tips for preparing students for the test.
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Reading/Language Arts
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Mathematics
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Science
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Social Studies
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Answer Key 
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Copyright © 2009 by Tennessee State Department of Education. All rights reserved.
Introduction
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Introduction
What is the TCAP Achievement Test?
The TCAP Achievement Test is a multiple-choice test designed to measure studentachievement in certain skills in four content areas: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics,Science, and Social Studies. The sample questions in this on-line Item Sampler arerepresentative of the item types and item formats that will be used in the actual test,including those questions with and without art.
What are the questions testing?
Questions are written to test student performance in state content standards. The StateContent Standards and Performance Indicators were developed by the Tennessee Departmentof Education. These Standards and Performance Indicators are listed on the StateDepartment of Education Web site at http://www.state.tn.us/education/curriculum.shtml.
Who will be tested?
All students in grades 3 through 8 will be tested.
How long will the tests take?
The length of the tests will vary, depending on the grade level. The time limits are generousand allow most students time to finish. Extended time limits only apply to students who areeligible for special or English Language Learner (ELL) accommodations.
How do I use the sample questions?
These questions provide information about the TCAP Achievement Test. The questionsin the on-line Item Sampler are representative of questions that will be on the TCAPAchievement Test.In a classroom learning session, these questions can be used to prepare students for the actualtest. Item types with and without art are presented to better familiarize students with theactual test format.An answer key for the sample questions is provided at the end of this on-line Item Sampler.

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