The TCAP Achievement test uses multiple choice questions that provide a measure of knowledge and application skills in various subject areas for grades K-8. The results of the TCAP Achievement Test provide valuable information regarding student's progress in Tennessee.
The TCAP Achievement test is mandated for all students in grades 3-8. The test is not mandated for grades K-2; however, school systems may elect to test students in K, 1 and/or 2.
The test for K includes reading, language arts, and mathematics.
The test for grade 1 includes reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, word analysis, vocabulary, and math computation.
The test for grade 2 includes reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, word analysis, vocabulary, language mechanics, math computation, and spelling.
The tests for grades 3-8 include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
The tests are broken into segments for students to take over several days.
See testing schedule by clicking here. Schools should schedule test administration during this testing window.
Assessment Accommodations - There are English Language Learner Accommodations, Allowable Accommodations, as well as Special Accommodations available.
The results are provided to teachers and school administrators to help them address the instructional needs of Tennessee students. They may be used as one measure of student achievement during the current school year.
The reports for grades Kindergarten (K) through 2 will provide information comparing the achievement of Tennessee students with the performance of students from across the nation.
The reports for grades 3 through 8 will provide information concerning performance on specific objectives (criterion-referenced) and a description of student performance on academic skills based on the grade span standards (performance levels).
The TCAP Achievement Test will include Criterion-Referenced items for all students in grades 3 through 8 in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Criterion-Referenced items measure a student's performance according to specific standards, rather than to the performance of other test takers. These items are directly aligned with the Content Standards and State Performance Indicators.