TNReady Mid-Year Instructional Checkpoint + Instructional Resources

TNReady Instructional Checkpoint

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TNReady Bell Ringer Races for Middle Grades ELA


Sample Question Slide
Sample Question Slide

Start the year with Ready, Set, TNReady Bell Ringer Races for ELA in the middle grades (6-8). Featuring an engaging and motivating theme with independent student tracking built in, this bundle provides bell ringers for you to use the entire year to set your students up for success on this new test.

Designed as a race with “passage pit stops” and “student race logbooks,” students track their progress throughout the year in their very own logbook where they also record answers and explain their rationale.

These questions are painstakingly aligned to the TNReady test; this includes passages, question stems, question types, and aesthetic appearance.

For a more detailed overview, check out this YouTube Overview:

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TN Ready Question Types for ELA Test


TN Ready is the Tennessee State Assessment that is replacing TCAP beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.

It was originally framed as a mixture of Common Core and State Performance Indicators (SPIs), but it appears based on what has been released to focus almost exclusively on Common Core.

Information about the design of the test has slowly been released throughout spring 2015, but has not been widely distributed to teachers. The Tennessee Department of Education’s website includes PDFs outlining the test design and percentage each type of question accounts for on the test, and a basic overview of what the test is and why it matters.

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