On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2020-21 Spring Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) state-level results.
These results include exams in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies.
The Department of Education says that pandemic-related disruptions to education led to declines in student academic proficiency in the state, across all subjects and grade bands, as expected.
The department also credited educators with mitigating the declines.
“These results show that COVID-19 has disrupted learning in every school district in Tennessee,” said Gov. Lee. “We’re grateful to the dedication of our educators and districts who worked to mitigate this loss over the past year, and we’re committed to implementing long-term strategies and investments to get our students back on track.”
https://9ce533f60f28131ca2468857fce8d906.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html “Since last school year, districts, schools, educators, and families have worked tirelessly to adapt to this new reality, keep children on pace with academic expectations, and are ready to start the new school year strong. Now is the time for our state to come together to support our students,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “
The state-level results from this past spring’s test administration found:
- Tennessee data shows decreases in students scoring Mastered and On Track.
- Tennessee data shows increases in students scoring Below.
- The most negative impacts were noted for economically disadvantaged students, urban/suburban students,
- English Learners, and students of color.