TDOE Promotes 2024 Spring TCAP Assessments

The Tennessee Department of Education is promoting the annual TCAP assessments for grades 3-8.

The Tennessee Department of Education is promoting the annual Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), which will be administered to students in grades 3-8 from April 15 to May 3, 2024. The assessments cover general education subjects, including English language arts, math, science, and social studies, to measure students’ knowledge and collect data to inform strategic decision-making on how to best support Tennessee students.

The statewide 2022-23 TCAP student participation rate was 99%, with 92 districts achieving a 99% participation rate. The state-level results showed increases in academic proficiency across all tested subjects and grades. Commissioner Lizzette Reynolds emphasized the importance of annual TCAP assessments in measuring students’ understanding and informing data-driven decisions at various levels.

TCAP assessments serve multiple purposes, including providing feedback on students’ academic progress, giving families and teachers a perspective on student performance compared to peers, building confidence in students’ readiness for postsecondary education and the workforce, helping educators strengthen instruction, and highlighting exemplary districts and schools across the state.

The department provides parents with access to their students’ state test results and sample test questions through the TCAP Family Portal. Educators can find resources to support student preparation through Schoolnet, a statewide formative platform. Parents can also access at-home resources to support their child’s reading development on Best for All Central.

TCAP, Tennessee’s testing program since 1988, includes summative assessments for various subjects and grades, as well as alternate assessments for students with disabilities and an optional Grade 2 assessment in math and ELA. More information on the state’s assessments can be found here.

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