BSSD Purpose of Assessment

Bradford Special School District

Purpose of Assessment

Bradford Special School District recognizes the importance of utilizing both formative and summative assessment data to assess student academic needs.  This data is used to determine both teacher and student academic growth and achievement in relation to other students at both the local and state level.


Our district administers the Easy CBM assessment as an online screener three times yearly.  Easy CBM is utilized to screen reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and math. Based on the results of the Easy CBM screening tool, students are placed in the appropriate tiered interventions to address specific skill deficits through our RTI2 program at both Bradford Elementary and Bradford High School.  Students in tier 2 and 3 are progress monitored every two weeks to graph growth and identify the effectiveness of the interventions.


CASE assessment is a formative assessment program given three times yearly to determine student’s readiness for the TN Ready and End Of Course state assessments.


TCAP testing is the state mandated assessment program designed to provide feedback about student’s academic progress and how it aligns to academic expectations.  It consists of two parts. Third grade through 8th grade students take the TN READY assessment. Ninth grade through 11th grade students take END OF COURSE assessments.  


Juniors take the ACT test to determine College and Career Readiness.