Tennessee TCAP Achievement Resources (Fall 2010)
Proficiency Ranges (Released August 2010)
The Reporting Categories Performance Index (RCPI) is an estimate of the number of items the student would be expected to answer correctly if there had been 100 such items for that category. The Scale Scores and Cut Scores by subject area show the number of questions needed to be basic, proficient, or advanced on the new, more rigorous Tennessee TCAP Achievement Test.
Important Teacher Information **Updated for 2010**
These have been just recently updated to reflect the new SPIs for Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. Social Studies SPIs have not changed. These Reporting Categories and SPIs are also aligned with this year’s Discovery Education (ThinkLink) assessments.
TCAP Item Samplers and Practice Tests for Spring 2010
The Item Samplers provided contain questions that are representative of the types of questions that will be on Spring TCAP Achievement Test. Each test item in the Item Sampler is presented with the Reporting Category and Performance Indicator. In a classroom learning session, these questions can be used to prepare students for the actual test. An answer key for the sample questions is provided at the end of each Item Sampler.
TCAP MAAS Item Samplers (2009-2010)
The MAAS (Modified Academic Achievement Standards) assessment for students with disabilities in grades 3 through 8 is intended to evaluate individual learning needs and yield results that more accurately reflect students’ academic progress while also guiding instruction based on individual students’ needs. Students’ scores of Proficient or Advanced on the TCAP MAAS may be included in AYP calculations, subject to a cap of 2% of all students assessed at the state and district levels. The decision for TCAP MAAS participation is an IEP team decision based on the needs of the individual student.
TCAP Practice Answer Document (Spring 2010)
Assessment Assistance (2009-2010)
Testing Strategies for Parents, Students, and Teachers
Number of Questions Per Reporting Category (Spring 2010)
Pearson Educational Measurement
Pearson Education Measurement (Pearson Access) is Tennessee’s gateway to services designed to help schools register students for testing, order testing materials, and analyze test results.
Pearson Access Site
Pearson Access Upload Training WebEx
Pearson Access (WebEx for Dynamic Student Rostering)
Student Upload, SDDV, and Faculty-Student Claiming
Spring 2010 TCAP Achievement:
Training for school level personnel responsible for adding additional student information to student records in Pearson for Pre-ID labels will be on Friday, January 8, 2010. Times and location will be announced soon.
Pearson Access (Log-in Required)
Spring 2010 Faculty-Student User’s Guide (Coming in Spring 2010)
SDDV and Faculty-Student Data WebEx
TCAP Achievement Student Data Management Guide (Spring 2010)Download
TCAP Achievement Fields (2010 Upload)Download
Building Test Coordinator Links for Spring 2010
Spring 2010 (Form A) Test Administrator’s Manual
Spring 2010 Teacher Directions (Form A)
Spring 2010 MAAS Teacher Directions Manual
Spring 2010 (TCAP A) Subtest Time Limits
Spring 2010 (MAAS) Time Limits
Spring 2010 (ELL – Form A) Time Limits
TCAP Test Sign in and Out Sheet
TCAP Medical Exemption Form
Breach of Test Security Form