Data & Information Systems

The Data & Information Systems 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 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 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, and 9th grade 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.

Hamilton County's TCAP Testing Schedule

Hamilton County's District Assessments

ACT Assessments

Hamilton County's NAEP Schools

State Testing Information (External Website)

NAEP Assessment (External Website)

PISA Assessment (External Website)

International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS External Website)

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS External Website)


Application for Research in HCS


To submit an application to conduct research or make a request for data, please complete this online form.
Please note: The committee makes decisions once per month. 
Questions are welcome at: [email protected]

                             John Simon Director of Information Technology (423) 498-6761
  Emily Spears Administrative Assistant (423) 498-6600
  Brian Seay Student Information Systems Manager (423) 498-7109
  Greg Bagby Coordinator, Instructional Technology (423) 498-7136
  Jeremy Knox Coordinator, Technology Support (423) 498-6589
  Thomas Smith Help Desk Technician Lead (423) 498-6584
  Tammy Carneim         Coordinator of Accountability & Research     (423) 498-6726