Metro Schools won't include TCAP scores in final grades - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Metro Schools won't include TCAP scores in final grades


Metro Nashville Public Schools has decided not to include TCAP scores in the final grades for students in grades 3-8 this year.

The district announced the decision Tuesday morning.

"We already notified our teachers, principals and parents that we would not use TCAP in calculating students' final grades," said Dr. Jesse Register, Metro's director of schools, in a press release. "After consulting with some affected principals, we decided not to make another change this late in the year."

Metro schools received a waiver from the state after the Department of Education initially announced last week that scores would be delayed until after most school systems had ended school.

However, the state ended up releasing TCAP scores on Friday.

"Metro Schools is ahead of most Tennessee districts in implementing the Common Core State Standards," said Register. "Common Core and TCAP are not aligned so it does not make sense to use TCAP scores in calculating students' final grades.

"We look forward to having tests and standards that brought into line in the future."

More than 100 school systems applied for waivers. Those districts are also weighing its options on whether to include the scores.

Williamson County approved funding last week to bring teachers back in next month to add the TCAP results to the students' report cards there.

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