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District To Provide TCAP Scores Related To Promotion


The State of Tennessee provided new TCAP raw scores to school districts on Monday, May 20, and Knox County Schools will notify families this week about scores related to 4th-grade promotion.

Families of 3rd-grade students have been notified of their student’s performance on the English Language Arts portion of the TCAP. Students who have met the state’s qualifications for promotion will proceed directly to the next grade. Students who did not meet the necessary qualifications for promotion have a series of options available for promotion. Families are also being notified of these options.

Third-graders who did not achieve proficiency on the ELA portion of the TCAP will be able to retake the assessment later this week. Following the retake, students who score below the “proficiency cut” will be eligible for promotion to 4th grade either through participation in summer learning, year-long tutoring, or both.

“Knox County Schools is committed to helping students develop the foundational skills they need to thrive academically, including strong proficiency in literacy,” said Dr. Erin Phillips, KCS executive director of learning and literacy. “By investing in high-quality instructional materials, regular tutoring support, and a robust analysis of our approach to literacy, we are making great strides toward achieving this goal. We are also working proactively to communicate with parents and make sure they have a clear understanding of the state requirements related to promotion, and the options available to meet those requirements.”

More information regarding 4th- and 5th-grade promotion pathways is available at

KCS will release district-wide results on the TCAP once the state lifts the embargo on district-wide data.