3rd Retention Grade Law

3rd Grade Retake Window: May 22-June 5, 2023

The TCAP retake assessment will be multiple choice/multiple choice select to allow for immediate scoring of the assessment. It will be administered on a computer and pre-equated, to allow for a scale score to be produced for the LEA within two (2) business days. The retake window will take place between May 22 and June 5th, to provide students the opportunity to retest before the full start of summer programming. 
Pathways to Fourth Grade

Parent Appeals Forms

If a 3rd-grade student receives "approaching" on the ELA portion of the TCAP, the child's parent may also submit an appeal within 14 days of receiving the retention decision from their child's school, documenting their child's growth on an approved benchmark of the Tennessee Universal Reading Screener or an event that impacts a child's ability to perform well on an assessment. Appeals must be submitted by parents/ legal guardians.

You can access the appeals form here:

Third Grade Retention Parent Appeal Form