About the Accountability and Assessment Team

The Accountability and Assessment Team provides multiple layers of support to the Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS). Some of the functions of our team involve: the collection and interpretation of school and district level data (district, school, student, teacher); the scheduling, distribution, administration, and collection of state assessments; support in entering, accessing, and interpreting teacher evaluation data; accessing and utilizing state resources; and the review of requests to conduct research within the district.

Our goal with this website is to provide access to information and resources associated with our team’s work. If you see areas where we can improve this site please let us know at [email protected].

Our Philosophy of Assessment

Assessment should inform students and parents of current levels of understanding, guide teachers’ instruction, and inform/facilitate collaboration within schools and across the district.

Opting Out of State Assessments

Currently there is no opt-out permitted by law, federal or state, for public schools in Tennessee. As a public school district, we must provide every student the opportunity to test. However, a student is permitted to refuse to test. In the event a student refuses to test, the district submits a report of irregularity and the student’s data is removed from both school and district data. Normally a student receives a zero for the assessment, which in high school counts as 25% of the second semester grade. The current state ‘Legal Position Regarding Opt Out of Mandated State Assessments’ can be found here.

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