Research, Evaluation, & Assessment
Students with Disabilities
During the current school year, TCAP-Alternate will include the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) in English language arts and math, as well as the TCAP-Alternate assessment in science (social studies is paused). TCAP-Alternate is an assessment based on alternate achievement standards. This assessment is appropriate for students with a significant cognitive disability as determined by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team. The MSAA is designed to be administered online by the test administrator. The TCAP-Alternate science and social studies is designed to be administrated via paper by the test administrator.
Applicable Federal/State Law
Purpose & Use
- Test schedules are dependent on the testing windows issued by the Tennessee Department of Education and will be updated by July 31 of each year. They will likely mirror the dates above, but cannot be confirmed until after the information is released by TDOE.
Length of Assessment
Results to Parents & Students
Districts receive individual performance reports which detail student performance in early summer. Districts can choose how and when to share these reports with parents.