TDOE Announces 3rd Grade ELA TCAP Retake and Appeals

Tennessee offers retake and appeal options for 3rd grade ELA TCAP.

NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting various promotion pathways for 3rd grade students needing additional learning support. This includes the opportunity to retake the 3rd grade English Language Arts (ELA) Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) and an appeals window for families.

“Third grade is a pivotal year for students to strengthen the foundational building blocks of reading comprehension, which shape academic success in fourth grade and beyond,” said Lizzette Reynolds, Commissioner of Education. “I am grateful to our districts and schools for having essential conversations with families and students to determine the best path forward for future success.”

The 3rd grade ELA TCAP retake window is scheduled from May 22nd to May 31st. This option is available for 3rd grade students who scored “approaching” or “below” on the ELA section of the spring TCAP, providing an additional opportunity to demonstrate proficiency.

Families of students who scored “approaching” on the ELA section of their spring 3rd grade TCAP or the ELA TCAP retake may submit an appeal to the department from May 28th through June 28th. Authorized district personnel may also submit appeals on behalf of a student with parent or guardian consent. A link to the appeal form will be available here starting May 28th, with submissions based on either the Ground 1 or Ground 2 requirements detailed on the provided webpage.

If an appeal is denied, students and families have additional pathways to potentially determine promotion to 4th grade. For more information on promotion pathways and exemptions, please review the graphic available on the same webpage.

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