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Travis Thompson
Director of Testing 6-12, 423-547-8000

Myra Newman
Director of Testing K-5, 423-547-8000

In accordance with Board Policy 2.103 and TCA 49-10-108, TCA 10-7-504, and TCA 49-6-6007, the state of Tennessee testing program compliments and enhances student instruction and learning and it serves the purpose of preparing students for next generation testing environments.

Assessment allows Elizabethton City Schools staff and students to measure their progress and set goals for improvement. As a district, we work hard to recognize student progress with Academic Pep Rallies, our Academic Success Wall at Elizabethton High School and other recognition. We are proud of the excellent achievement and growth at all grade levels.

Assessment Approach 2017-18

Testing Times

Parent Letter

Grade 2 Assessment

Testing Anxiety Toolkit

Cyclone Checkpoints

In the 2016-17 school year, all Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) students from 3rd grade through high school began participating in formative assessments called Cyclone Checkpoints. These formative assessments help teachers to understand what their students are learning in core subjects so they can modify lessons to meet students’ unique learning styles. This data can also be used to modify instruction on the district level.

Cyclone Checkpoints are designed and evaluated by ECS teachers to ensure students are learning and to better prepare them for summative assessments like TCAPS. They are intended for use as a benchmarking tool and are not issued or graded by the state. 

PowerSchool is our online testing vendor for these formative assessments, and parents are encouraged to take a sample test online to see what their students will see in the classroom. Check out the practice test, and enter "practice" as the Student ID. 

17-18 Cyclone Checkpoints Calendar


Parent Guide

Support for Students with Disabilities 

TNReady Brochure for Parents

Why Test?

TNReady Score Report Resource for Families

The TN Department of Education has a website to provide additional information about TNReady score reports in order to help families better understand their students' individual score reports, as well as next steps for supporting their students' academic progress. The website includes detailed explanations of each section of the individual score report and links to additional resources. Learn more on the TNReady Score Report webpage.


Visit the ACT & SAT webpage on the EHS website.