Grade 2 Assessment

The new grade 2 assessment is an optional test that districts can choose to administer. The grade 2 assessment is designed to replace the SAT-10; however, it will differ in that it is criterion referenced as opposed to norm referenced. Thus, it will only assess Tennessee State Standards.

The new Grade 2 Assessment for ELA will assess students’ abilities in the following areas: comprehension, foundational literacy skills, language, listening, foundational literacy fluency, and writing. The writing component will assess writing standard 8: “Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.” Students will be asked to write 3-4 sentences per prompt based upon evidence from the text. In order to provide educators clarification on the writing expectation, the Grade 2 Assessment Writing Rubric is available here. Additional information on the Grade 2 Assessment is available here. Item samplers are available to districts on the EdTools platform.