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District Leadership Team

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Jefferson County School’s 3rd grade students can retake the TCAP on Wed, May 22 or Thurs, May 23.  The retake will be offered once at each elementary school.  We are recommending that ALL 3rd grade students that do NOT score proficient on the TCAP test given in April, and are not exempt from the retention law, take advantage of this opportunity to improve their score.     

According to Tennessee’s 3rd Grade Retention Law, moving into a higher performance category eliminates requirements to be promoted to 4th grade.  Students that perform in the “below” category must participate in summer learning camp AND 4th grade tutoring.  Moving into the “approaching” category could require participation in summer learning camp OR 4th grade tutoring, not both.  Students that perform in the “approaching” category must show adequate growth at the end of summer learning camp or on the 4th grade TCAP.  Moving into the “met” category would let the student be promoted to 4th grade without requirements.  This means giving your child another shot at the TCAP is important!       

Please fill out this form to register your child for the 3rd Grade Retake Assessment.  See the chart below for information about when the assessment will be offered at each elementary school.  We will take unregistered students on the day of the assessment, but it will be helpful to us if you register using the linked form above. 

Dandridge Elementary 

  • May 22  

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

Jefferson Elementary 

  • May 23  

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

Mt. Horeb Elementary 

  • May 22 

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

New Market Elementary 

  •  May 22  

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

Piedmont Elementary 

  • May 23  

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

Rush Strong 

  • May 23  

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

Talbott Elementary 

  • May 22  

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

White Pine School  

  • May 23  

  • 9 am – 11 am 

 

The TCAP retake assessment will be multiple choice/multiple select.  There will not be a writing portion on the TCAP retake.  The assessment will be administered on a computer, and we will get scores back within 2 days.   

There will be two subparts for the retake test and a 10-minute break between them.  We expect it will take about 2 hours.  Please plan to arrive at 8:45 at the testing site. 

Please reach out to your child’s school with questions.

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