Nashville, TN— With the 2022-23 school year beginning across the state, the Tennessee Department of Education has launched the “Know More, Learn More TN” campaign to encourage all Tennessee parents and families to log in to the redesigned TCAP Family Portal for on-demand access to their student’s TCAP assessment results.
This year, the Family Portal has been redesigned to improve user friendliness, offer clarity of the printed state score report, and provide more actionable resources for families and includes several new features—personalized student video reports in five languages, sample questions, questions for parents to engage with their student’s teacher about their scores, and historical data to track student achievement over time.
“Thanks to the commitment of educators, parents, and district and school leaders, Tennessee students saw major academic improvements revealed in the 2021-22 TCAP results, bouncing back to pre-pandemic proficiency levels,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “Now, parents and families can take the next step to log in to the TCAP Family Portal and continue partnering with their student’s teachers in essential discussions to support their student’s progress and how best to support their future success.”
Parents and families can watch this short video, reference this graphic, or follow these three simple steps to access the TCAP Family Portal:
* To note: If a parent does not have a score report to reference, they should contact their school and ask for their student’s state ID number. They will add two zeroes in front of that seven-digit number to create an account.
“We were thrilled to serve as one of the nine sites on Memphis-Shelby County Schools’ Trending Up: TCAP Performance Tour,” said Brandon Hill, Principal, Treadwell Middle School, Memphis-Shelby County Schools. “At the events, District and school leaders shared with hundreds of parents the gains that MSCS made in every grade on the 2022 TCAP and instructions on how to access their children’s results. We look forward to working with the state and families to continue the awareness of portal access and MSCS academic gains.”
“We know that when children have families who are engaged in their education, they are more likely to be successful. At Knox County Schools, we work incredibly hard to encourage and support these efforts, and we couldn’t be more proud of the number of our families who are logging on to the State’s TCAP Family Portal to view their student results,” said Dr. Jon Rysewyk, Director of Schools, Knox County Schools. “The TCAP Family Portal is a great resource to assess the academic progress of students, and I would encourage families to take advantage of this tool.”
“We believe that all parents should have timely access to their children’s academic performance and progress. A strong partnership between parents and teachers is key to driving academic success at all grade levels. The ability of parents to access TCAP/EOC scores through the TCAP Family Portal is a key factor in supporting this partnership and empowers parents to advocate for their children’s academic needs from the first day of school,” said Gary Lilly, Director of Schools, Collierville Schools. “We highly encourage active participation in our schools from all stakeholders. The number of parents who are taking advantage of the TCAP Family Portal is just one indicator of the level of parental involvement and support that our district enjoys as we partner to maximize student success.”
“Montgomery Ridge is excited about the release of the 2021-22 TCAP results and to celebrate the hard work of our students and teachers over the past few years as they have risen to the challenges we have all faced,” said Kevin Myers, Principal, Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School, Maryville City Schools. “Just as exciting is the work the TDOE has done to make this information accessible to our parents and families strengthening the partnership between school and home to support their child’s progress!”
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.
The department will continue to update the Family Portal in the coming weeks. Later this summer, the department will add a Lexile measure to give parents more details about their student’s reading progress.
Visit the department’s TCAP webpage for more information.