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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

Testing, Civics

Additional Pages:
TCAP, Achievement, ACH, EOC, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, English III, Biology, Chemistry, US History
Other TCAP Assessments
Alternative, ELL, Exceptional Ed, English Learner, MSAA, ACCESS

Applicable Federal/State Law*

These tests are administered in accordance with the 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 the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990.


TCAP TNReady Is required by all students in Grades 3-11 per Federal/State Law*

This includes math, English language arts, science and social studies for grades 3-8 and High School Algebra I & II, Geometry, English I, II, & III, Biology, Chemistry, and US History


ELA and US History subpart 1 will take place the week of November 27, 2017 for the Fall and the week of April 16, 2018 for the Spring.  The majority of testing will take place December 4-15, 2017 for the Fall and April 23-May 4, 2018 for the Spring.




Multi-State Alternate Assessment Is required for select students in grades 3-8, grade 10, and grade 11 with disabilities (who qualify for the alternate assessment) per Federal/State Law*

This includes English language arts, math, science, and social studies for grades 3-8, Biology for grade 10, and US History for grade 11.

Appropriate students will be tested individually per subject and the assessment window is March 19 to May 4.




ACCESS for English Learners Is required for all English Language Learner students in Grades K-12

Hamilton County Department of Education is required to assess the proficiency of all English Learner (EL) students.  In accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, HCDE is to measure the annual growth of an ELL student's English development in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Appropriate students will be tested during the assessment window of March 5 to April 14, 2018.



US Civics Assessment - New assessment required for high school graduation.

All students must take a US Civics test at least once during their 4-years of high school.  Schools with all current year graduating seniors, who have obtain a 70% or higher, will be recognized as a United States All-Star Civics School.

Actual testing date(s) to come.




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