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RE: Assessment Scores as a Portion of Final Second Semester Grades

Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Marlon D. King




March 19, 2012


RE: Assessment Scores as a Portion of Final Second Semester Grades


Per State Statute (TCAP 3-8 Achievement) and State Board of Education (SBE) Policy (TCAP End of Course), both TCAP 3-8 Achievement and TCAP End of Course assessment scores will be factored into students’ second semester final grades.  For Achievement, the score will account for 20% of the grade as determined by the Haywood County Board of Education.  For End of Course, the score will account for 25% of the grade per SBE policy. The Modified Academic Achievement Standards (MAAS) assessment for grades 3-8 will account for 20% of the second semester final grade, and will also be administered during the ‘12-‘13 school year. Scores on the Alt-Portfolio assessment will not count towards the second semester final grade [source: TNDOE].


Student scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) grades three through eight (3-8) shall comprise twenty (20%) percent of the student’s final grade in the spring semester in the subject areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, science, and social studies.  Students who are absent for some or all of the TCAP test and have an excused absence; a zero [0] score will not be added to their second semester final grade. For an unexcused absence, a zero [0] score will be added into the students’ final second semester grade.


If more explanation is needed, you may contact your child’s school principal or Ms. Marjorie Vaulx, Instructional Specialist for Teacher Quality and Accountability.