Tennessee Releases 2023-24 TCAP Results

Tennessee's TCAP results show steady or improved student performance across various subjects.

The Tennessee Department of Education has released the 2023-24 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) results for state, district, and school levels. These results encompass fall 2023 end-of-course (EOC) exams and spring 2024 exams in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies. The math EOC data will be available later in the fall, pending the standards setting process.

Comprehensive TCAP assessment data is available on the department’s Data Downloads webpage, with a state-level overview accessible here. The data files are located in the State Assessments section under the Assessment Files tab.

Efforts by district and school leaders, educators, families, and elected officials have been crucial in helping students recover from pandemic-related learning loss and accelerate learning. The 2023-24 TCAP results indicate that student performance remains steady or shows growth across tested grades and subjects.

“Tennessee’s strategic education investments have resulted in steady growth for students across the state,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “As we continue our work to ensure that all Tennessee students are learning on grade level, we remain committed to supporting teachers and empowering families with multiple pathways to achievement so every student can thrive in their academic journey.”

2023-24 Spring TCAP State-Level Overview:

– **English Language Arts (ELA)**: 39% of all students are meeting grade level expectations, with proficiency gains in most tested grades. Elementary and high schools continue to out-perform pre-pandemic levels.

– **Math**: 40% of students in grades 3-8 are meeting grade level expectations, with a nearly three percentage point gain for 5th and 7th graders.

– **Science**: Proficiency rates held steady, with a one percentage point increase in overall student proficiency.

– **Social Studies**: A one percentage point gain for all students tested, showing continued improvements over the last three years.

“Our annual TCAP assessment provides valuable data to inform strategic decision-making to best support Tennessee students,” said Lizzette Reynolds, Commissioner of Education. “Through the dedication of our teachers, schools, and districts, we are pleased that student performance continues to build on a strong foundation, improving outcomes for future success.”

Individual student data will be available in July via the TCAP Family Portal. Families can use this portal to understand their students’ individual score reports and next steps for academic progress.

The State Report Card will be updated with this data later in July. For more information on the state’s assessments, click here. For Tennessee Department of Education media inquiries, contact Edu.MediaInquiries@tn.gov.

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