Grades 9-12 TCAP End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments


Most tests (by subject) are divided into multiple subparts and are administered in a single administration window at the end of the course.

  • English I and English II will consist of multiple choice and selected response items as well as reading from texts and providing a written response.
  • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II and Integrated Math III will consist of multiple choice, multiple select, equation editor, matching tables, and graphing representations.
  • Biology will measure current content standards and consist of multiple choice items.
  • U.S. History/Geography
Applicable Federal/State Law
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. 
State Board of Education High School Policy 2.103 – 5.b.iii states the following pertaining to End of Course (EOC) examinations.
  • End of Course Examinations. End of Course examinations will be administered in the following subjects: English I, English II, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, Integrated Math III, U.S. History, and Biology I.
    • The state will report scores for schools and school systems for academic achievement and academic gain.
    • Students will take the examinations in the semester they complete the relevant course work or at the earliest available test administration. Only students who are enrolled in a course with an associated End of Course examination shall take the End of Course examination. Students enrolled in a substituting course without an End of Course examination explicitly tied to the State Board of Education approved content standards of that course shall not take an End of Course examination. This exemption applies to all substituting courses, including, but not limited to Advanced Placement, Cambridge AICE, International Baccalaureate, local and statewide dual enrollment, and local and statewide dual credit courses. 
    • Students enrolled in a course with an associated End of Course examination must take the examination to receive credit for the course.  
Purpose & Use
The TCAP tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. TCAP measures student understanding of our state standards. TCAP EOC assessments are given to help measure how much a student grows academically in a particular content area.
Administration Window


  • For fall block schedules: December 2 - December 19, 2024 (on-line)
    • Note: Subpart 1 of English Language Arts, which includes a written response, must be administered the first week of the administration window.
  • For spring:
    • For full year schedules: April 14-May 6, 2025 (on-line)  
    • For spring block schedules: April 14-May 6, 2025 (on-line)  


Length of Assessment


Each assessment (by subject) is generally divided into multiple subparts.

  • English I, and II: 230 minutes total
    • Subpart 1: 85 minutes (writing)
    • Subpart 2: 75 minutes
    • Subpart 3: 75 minutes
  •  Integrated Math I, II, III: 145 minutes total
    • Subpart 1: 35 minutes (no calculator)
    • Subpart 2: 50 minutes (calculator)
    • Subpart 3: 60 minutes (calculator) 
  • Algebra I and II and Geometry: 145 minutes total
    • Subpart 1: 35 minutes (no calculator)
    • Subpart 2: 50 minutes (calculator)
    • Subpart 3: 60 minutes (calculator) 
  • Biology: 75 minutes total
    • Subpart 1: 75 minutes
  • US History: 90 minutes total
    • Subpart 1: 45 minutes
    • Subpart 2: 45 minutes
Results to Parents & Students

Raw data is provided to districts at the very end of school year (districts will receive fall block data at the very end of the first semester). This information may be used to help calculate final grades for report cards. State board policy requires TCAP scores be included as a percentage of a high school student’ end-of-course grades. Districts do have the flexibility, as provided in policy, to exclude TCAP data from student grades if the data is not available at least five instructional days before the last day for students.

Score reports from the spring school year for assessments will be provided to districts in the following fall to distribute to parents. Parents may also register for the Parent Portal


For additional information, please refer to this link from TDOE