VIDEO TUTORIAL: MICA Platform for TN Ready Test

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What is MICA?

The TN Ready Test is making its debut in Tennessee this upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Despite its rapidly approaching launch date, there are still few resources available for teachers.

If you are an educator in the state of Tennessee, you should have received an email from the Office of Assessment Logistics at the end of the school year (mine came on May 28th) with the subject line: TN Educator MICA Log-On Information. This email provides instructions for logging onto the MICA platform, which is the website that houses Item Samplers and allows teachers to build, administer, and track assessments using the TN Ready questions. Logging on for the first time requires you to look up lots of information about your school and district. It took me a few minutes to sort out, but if you follow all the directions, it works.

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Debunking the 7th Grade ELA TCAP

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TCAP preparation season is quickly approaching for Tennessee educators. As a 7th grade Language Arts teacher, I know it can be maddening to search the DOE website to find Item Samplers, Practice Tests, and standards because of the influx of Common Core standards.

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I’ve created a page that houses all TCAP related items produced by the state from the last few years. Some of the resources posted here are no longer available on the state’s website because of Common Core implementation. While the majority of these resources are targeted for 7th graders, there are also tests I’ve pulled from 8th grade that I’ve used in the past as extra practice for students.

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