TDOE Encourages Families to Engage with Student Scores on TCAP Family Portal
On-Demand Access to TCAP Scores and Learning Acceleration Resources
NASHVILLE, TN — As we begin the 2023-24 school year, the Tennessee Department of Education is encouraging all parents and families of students who took the TCAP in grades 3-8 and students who took end-of-course assessments to log in to the TCAP Family Portal for on-demand access to their student’s assessment results and more. The TCAP Family Portal is one of the department’s many free resources that provides districts, schools, families, legislators, and local communities with the tools to give students the best education and opportunities in the classroom and beyond.
Utilized by families across the state, the platform has been accessed by over 78,000 unique users since it was launched in January 2020. User engagement with the portal during back-to-school time increased over 40% between 2022 and 2023. Parents and families can watch this short video or reference this graphic to access the TCAP Family Portal. Follow updates on social media at #KnowMoreLearnMoreTN.
“The TCAP Family Portal equips parents and families with easy explanations of their student’s performance on the TCAP through reports, videos, and more,” said Lizzette Reynolds, Commissioner of Education. “Parents and families can use the portal to find individualized data and resources as they continue conversations with their student’s teachers on how to best support their student’s academic achievement and future success.”
The TCAP Family Portal is an essential online tool to help families understand their child's TCAP scores through valuable data and resources, including specific questions from previous assessments, historical data tracing back to 2019, and sample questions for families to ask educators about their students’ academic progress.
Further, the portal boosts family engagement by providing information and guidance on how families can partner with teachers more effectively. The family-teacher partnership is at the core of consistent student academic achievement and acceleration.
“The TCAP Family Portal has a very user-friendly format and features built into the platform that share meaningful information with parents and suggests next steps and areas of reinforcement needed for individual student growth,” said a Tennessee parent. “Great features and resources!”
“The TCAP Family Portal is fantastic! I love having access to all this information for my child. I like that the scores under each test show you how many he missed in a certain area,” said a Tennessee parent. “Now I know how to help him at home.”
“I loved that the TCAP Family Portal report tells our family next steps, so I have areas to help strengthen my student's abilities,” said a Tennessee parent.
Additionally, the portal includes Spring 2023 end-of-course assessment scores and personalized video reports available in five languages, providing a quick, easy-to-understand summary of a student’s TCAP results, strengths, and areas where additional support may be needed. The portal also provides a Lexile Reader measure for students who take the TCAP English Language Arts (ELA) assessment that suggests reading materials to match students’ academic needs.
TCAP measures the mastery of grade level standards and includes summative assessments for English language arts, math, science, and social studies for grades 3-8, high school end-of-course (EOC) exams in English I and II, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Integrated Math I, II, and III; Biology, and U.S. History.
To learn more about the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) click here.