Testing! Coming Soon!

Dear Families, 

On Tuesday, April 16th, 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders will begin our state’s standardized tests in English, reading, math, and science.  Below is the schedule of tests. We’ve been working and preparing all year, so let’s continue to work together to ensure your child’s experience is a positive and successful one! 

Here are some suggestions you can do to help everyday. 

  • Ensure your child arrives at school on time. 
  • Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school.
  • Ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep.  
  • Encourage your child to do his or her best and give 100% each day.

April 16th, TCAP section 1, writing assessment

April 17th- 18th, ELA TCAP sections 2, 3, 4

April 23rd - 24th, math sections 1, 2, 3 

April 25th, science       

Days that are not “test days” will be used for make-ups, preparation, and reviews. 

Additionally, The Tennessee 112th General Assembly passed Public Chapter 978:

Chapter 978 of the Public Acts of 2022 (PC978), codified at Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-6015, allows for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) to be administered in a timed format. The law, as amended, requires the Tennessee Department of Education (the department) to establish the Required Time limit for each TCAP test, as well as an additional “Optional Time”, (as known as Requested Time), period that Test Administrators (TAs) at Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and public charter schools may add to the Required Time limit for each test if requested by a parent or student. Implementation of additional “Optional Time” does not supersede the obligation of LEAs and public charter schools to comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794). Additional time requested, therefore, should NOT take the place of an extended time accommodation outlined in a student’s individualized educational program (IEP), individualized learning plan (ILP), and/or Section 504 plan.


The Tennessee General Assembly updated the state's third grade retention law, TCA 49-6-3115, which requires third grade students to demonstrate proficiency on TCAP in English Language Arts. This law states that a student in the 3rd grade shall not be promoted to the 4th grade unless the student is determined to be proficient in English language arts.