Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TCAP and Final Grades for Sumner Students

According to a letter distributed by Sumner County Schools this morning, final grades for students in grades 3-8 will NOT include TCAP scores this year.  This is a change from the past, as the state mandates inclusion of TCAP scores in a student's final grades. The change is a result of a delay in the availability of "Quick Scores" from the state.  Below are excerpts from the letter that explain in more detail:

In grades 3-8, final student grades will not be impacted by TCAP scores this school year. Per Sumner County Schools Board Policy IHA, in grades 3-5, TCAP scores should account for 15% of a student's second semester grade. In grades 6-8, TCAP scores should account for 20% of a student's second semester grade, and in grades 9-12, the end-of-course examination should count 25% of the student's second nine-week grading period.  Due to the unavailability of quick scores in grades 3-8, the Sumner County School Board has elected to waive Board Policy IHA this year to allow the calculation of final grades to not include those grades.

High school quick scores were released for end-of-course tests, and students in grades 9-12 will have those scores factored in to their final grades.

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