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Third Graders Face High Retention Risk After ELA TCAP Assessment

60% of Third Graders in the State Did Not Reach Proficiency in 2023

By Lyndsey Summers
Posted 5/30/23

The Tennessee Department of Education released scores from the spring English/language arts (ELA) TCAP assessment Wednesday, May 25, revealing that more than half of Tennessee’s third-grade students are not meeting proficiency in the subject. While some area schools have higher proficiency percentages than the statewide average, McKenzie, Hollow-Rock/Bruceton, Milan and West Carroll special school districts have found their percentages below the state average.

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