KES ROCKS TCAP TESTING!
Achievement testing begins April 28 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th!
SAT10 TESTING begins May 5 for K, 1st, and 2nd!
Please be on time! Thank you!
April 7 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
April 8 - Kindergarten Round-Up 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
April 11 - PTA Parents Night Out 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
April 14 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
April 15 - Track Meet at Karns High School- Go KES!
April 18 and 21 - Student holiday!
April 24 - PTA General Meeting 6:00 p.m. Topic: Allergies and Project Adam
April 28- May 2 - TCAP Tests for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades- please do not schedule appointments during this week that would cause your child to miss school!
April 28 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
April 30 - Interim Reports Issued
May 5 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
May 5-9 - TCAP testing (SAT10) for K, 1st, and 2nd; please do not schedule appointments during this week that would cause your child to miss school!
May 8 - "Moving on Up!" program for rising 1st-5th grade parents 6:00 p.m.
8108 BEAVER RIDGE ROAD
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE 37931
FAX: 865/539-8605, 865/539-7774
As we move forward through this semester, we would like to remind you of a Tennessee state law and Knox County School policy. Under current state law, students’ scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) shall count from 15 to 25 percent of the student’s final report card grade during the spring semester in the subject areas of math, reading/language arts, science and social studies.
In order to comply with the state law, Knox County Schools policy** now requires that the student’s TCAP scores count as fifteen (15%) percent of the student’s second semester grade. This will affect children in grades three through eight.
Grades will now be cumulative spanning an entire semester. The second semester grade will be a cumulative average plus the fifteen (15%) TCAP score. The one overall yearly grade for the areas of math, reading/language arts, science and social studies will be determined by calculating the average of the first and second semester grades.
We wanted to bring this to your attention in an effort to communicate the importance of students doing their best on the TCAP test this spring. While our teachers are working very diligently to prepare students for the rigor of these exams, we are asking that you do the following:
- Monitor your student’s performance on a weekly basis
- Seek assistance from the school if your student is struggling
- Stress the importance of your student making the most of instructional time
The TCAP test is scheduled to be administered between April 28 and May 9, 2014. If you have questions regarding this state law and/or the Board of Education policy, please feel free to contact us. We thank you for your support as we strive to provide “Excellence for All Children.”
Yours in education,
*Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-617
**Knox County Board of Education policy IHAC
A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes to our KES Teachers of the Year:
Allison Campbell, Second Grade
Diane Eubanks, Special Education
Virginia LaRue, Fourth Grade
Debbie Smith, Kindergarten
We are having a safety issue with our dismissal procedures. Parents are taking children from the class line making it difficult to monitor who is leaving and to verify if they are leaving with an approved person. This is our procedure for dismissal. We encourage you to pick up your child through the dismissal line instead of coming into the office every day. But, if you insist on checking your child out each day, here are the procedures for dismissal.