Accountability & Testing
Dr. Kirk Kelly ~ Interim Superintendent
The Accountability and Testing Department is responsible for state reporting in terms of student achievement, student attendance monitoring, tracking and evaluation of student data, as well as management of the student database. This department also handles all testing guidelines, implementation, shipping, coordination and distribution of state and federal tests.
Applicable Federal/State Law
These tests are administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability. Modified assessments in Braille and large print are also provided in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990.
Home Schooled students who are in 5th grade, 7th grade, Algebra I, or Biology I and have registered with the Student Services Department at Hamilton County Department of Education are required to take TCAP tests. Please review the Hamilton County's TCAP Testing Schedule links below to see which tests are applicable. Letters will be sent with additional information.
The links below will provide information regarding all tests administered to Hamilton County students. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of our department.
State Testing Information (External Website)
NAEP Assessment (External Website)
PISA Assessment (External Website)
Dr. Kirk Kelly, Director, Accountability and Testing
Cheryl Ladd, Data Specialist
Katharine Clem, E-Reporting Statistician
Dr. Hua Lv, Data/Research Analyst
Sharon McDarmont, Administrative Assistant
Brian Seay, Power School Supervisor
Darlene Johnson, Power School Administrator
Janet Rains, Power School Administrator