Department of Education releases TCAP results

ByTommie C. Curtis

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – The Tennessee Section of Schooling launched the 2021-22 Tennessee Complete Assessment Plan state-stage final results, which clearly show how the state’s and districts’ shared motivation to mitigating finding out decline and investing in college student accomplishment is supporting learners to recuperate and accelerate discovering.

The final results unveiled Tuesday involve each spring 2022 and fall 2021 close-of-training course exams in English Language Arts (ELA), arithmetic, science and social studies.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tennessee taken care of its motivation to an annual statewide assessment to offer reliable knowledge on how learners are accomplishing, and this past college 12 months displays Tennessee colleges moving forward with a statewide aim on aiding students catch-up from a pandemic and accelerate their learning. General, the statewide 2021-22 TCAP university student participation price was 98% with 59 districts having participation larger than 99%.

Success from the 2021-22 TCAP assessments show that elementary students considerably improved their ELA scores and are performing at a stage similar to pre-pandemic decades. In addition, improved overall performance in math was evident for Tennessee learners of all ages. Each and every student team showed an improve in proficiency as demonstrated on the 2022 TCAP assessments.

“I am incredibly very pleased to be capable to share Tennessee’s 2021-22 TCAP evaluation effects, which show the hard do the job of Tennessee’s districts, universities, educators, and households, the leadership of Governor Monthly bill Lee and the Tennessee Common Assembly and the incredible impacts all of these efforts have experienced on increasing academic results for pupils,” Commissioner Penny Schwinn reported in a information launch. “Tennessee’s gains to satisfy or exceed pre-pandemic proficiency amounts were being challenging-earned, and now is the time to assure we continue on the guidelines, procedures and programs that are supporting academic achievement.”

“These effects mark encouraging strides for our pupils and also show the constructive impression of early interventions to overcome studying reduction,” Gov. Lee mentioned in a statement. “I commend Tennessee academics for their work to assist students make tutorial gains, shut accomplishment gaps and put together students for lifetime further than the classroom.”

Collectively, district and university leaders, educators and family members have designed huge efforts to help young children, close gaps and speed up learning, according to a information release. The 2021-22 TCAP results are the to start with appear at the final results of the monumental initiatives. Click to watch an overview of the 2021-22 TCAP final results.

Key takeaways from the benefits incorporate:

English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Notably, ELA proficiency has returned to pre-pandemic concentrations in nearly all grades, with more learners scoring Achieved and Exceeded than 2019, including:
  • A 6-position attain in elementary school proficiency, which displays the highest proficiency the point out has seen in the previous five yrs.
  • A 6-stage acquire in center university proficiency from 2021 and matches the pre-pandemic achievement.
  • A 7-place achieve in superior faculty proficiency, which displays the maximum proficiency the condition has witnessed in the final 5 yrs.
  • 36.4% of Tennessee students are assembly grade stage expectations in ELA.
  • Proficiency gains have been reflected in all analyzed grades in ELA.
  • ELA-associated state supports and initiatives: Reading 360 Tennessee Literacy Accomplishment Act TN All Corps universal implementation of significant-top quality educational materials summer season camps Ideal for All Central assets.


  • 3 in 10 Tennessee learners are meeting quality amount expectations in math.
  • Primarily based on countrywide projections, math recovered is expected to recover speedier than ELA.
  • Progress in math matched or exceeded gains witnessed in earlier several years and is outpacing math projections for pandemic recovery. Among 35-55% of mastering loss gaps are closed in math.
  • Math-connected condition supports and initiatives: TN All Corps summertime camps Ideal for All Central resources cost-free online tutoring means readily available for all learners.
  • University Stage Spotlight:
  • Elementary: A 4-point acquire in proficiency, which demonstrates a 33% hole closure from the pandemic.
  • Middle: A 6-position obtain in proficiency from 2021, which demonstrates a much more than 50% gap closure from the pandemic.
  • Higher Faculty: A 4-stage obtain in proficiency, which demonstrates a 50% hole closure from the pandemic.


  • All round, proficiency charges held continual for science, with an raise of 2 share factors.
  • All quality stages professional an maximize in students scoring Exceeded Expectations.
  • Science-relevant state supports and initiatives: Outgoing partnership with TSIN to expand STEM specified faculties from 15 in 2018 to 88 in 2022 prolonged programming on PBS and Best for All Central means expanded STREAM programming in Tennessee summer camps.

Social Research

  • Overall social reports proficiency has continued to increase considering the fact that 2017.
  • Fewer college students scored Under and Approaching, though much more students scored Satisfied and Exceeded Expectations.
  • Social Research-relevant state supports and initiatives: Expanded means on Very best for All Central strengthened the Governor’s Civic Seal application potent statewide implementation of understanding-building materials in English Language Arts.

In January 2021, Tennessee Gov. Lee and the Tennessee Standard Assembly convened a particular legislative session on training, which tackled urgent issues going through Tennessee learners and universities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially, the exclusive legislative session passed legislation on accountability, understanding decline, literacy, and trainer spend. The Tennessee Mastering Decline Remediation and College student Acceleration Act established summer season studying loss bridge camps for elementary pupils to aid them get well studying decline and accelerate their achievement. On top of that, the Tennessee Literacy Results Act was handed and laid a policy basis for literacy in state to target on increasing literacy prospects and make sure every single student builds sturdy reading through competencies grounded in phonics.

In alignment with the Best for All strategic program, the office recognized the impending impression the international pandemic would have on K-12 schooling in Tennessee and proactively and strategically fully commited investments to prioritize assembly the requires of all Tennessee learners as a result of the state’s ARP ESSER approach, which lays out the state’s paying out strategy for its part of federal COVID-19 aid and stimulus funding to profit K-12 training in Tennessee.

TCAP results replicate summative assessments for English language arts, math, science, and social studies for grades 3-8, superior school stop-of-course (EOC) exams in English I and II, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Integrated Math I, II, and III Biology, and U.S. Background.

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